Biden on Palin: respect her decision
Palin, who famously greeted Biden with “Nice to meet you. Can I call you Joe?” at last year’s vice presidential showdown debate, has seen her political fortunes rollercoaster after John McCain plucked her from relative obscurity to be his Republican running mate.
She once again surprised everyone on Friday at a news conference in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, by announcing she would resign this month. The unexpected move raised speculation that perhaps she has her eye on running for higher office.
Biden said he took her decision at face-value, saying in an interview with ABC’s “This Week” that people deeply involved in politics “know at the end of the day it is really and truly a personal deal.”
“So I’m not going to second guess her,” he added.
But when it came to Palin casting herself as a victim of “political blood sport,” Biden disagreed.
“I don’t know what prompted her decision … And I take her at her word that had a personal ingredient in it. And you have to respect that,” he said.
Photo credit: Reuters/Larry Rubenstein (Palin and Biden at October 2008 vice presidential debate)