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Biden Seeks Long-Lost Relative in India

Vice President Biden today suggested genealogists take a look and see if a man from India who wrote him forty years ago to claim a family relationship is in fact a long-lost relative.

Biden made the remarks lightheartedly, but he has remembered the letter for four decades and appears interested in whether he has family in Mumbai.

From the White House transcript:

It’s an honor to be back in India and to be here in Mumbai.  Off script for a second here, I was reminded — I was elected to the United States Senate when I was a 29-year-old kid back in 1972, and one of the first letters I received and I regret I never followed up on it.  Maybe some genealogist in audience can follow up for me, but I received a letter from a gentleman named Biden — Biden, my name — from Mumbai, asserting that we were related.  (Laughter.)  Seriously.  Suggesting that our mutual, great, great, great, something or other worked for the East India Trading Company back in the 1700s and came to Mumbai.

And so I was thinking about it, if that’s true, I might run here in India for office.  (Laughter.)  I might be qualified.  But I’ve never followed up on it.  But now that I’m back for the multiple times, I’m going to follow up to find out whether there is a Biden and whether we’re related.  I hope he’s in good standing if we are.  (Laughter.)

Biden is traveling with his wife Jill in India this week to build U.S. ties with the country – and perhaps raise his own stature ahead of the 2016 presidential election campaign.

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  1. Biden is traveling with his wife Jill in India this week to build U.S. ties with the country – and perhaps raise his own stature ahead of the 2016 presidential election campaign.

    And their daughter and their son in law…..and God knows who else.

  2. I guess Michelle and the girls have passed on next summer at the Taj Mahal and the palace hotel in the middle of the lake.

  3. Okay, this isn’t funny. It’s either a case of dementia or abuse of taxpayer funds. Maybe both. What gives this buffoon the right to spend $1M/night on a post-election bash in the UK and France followed by this mega million $$$ jaunt to India in search of his imaginary relative? It’s not funny and neither is BiteMe. Defrauding taxpayers is a criminal offense and it warrants an investigation. The second term for this duo, Obama/Biden, is turning out to be a free-for-all! Bernie Madoff looks like a piker compared to Obama/Biden!

  4. ol’Joe must believe that the Indians recall the East India Trading Company and explotation by their English masters with fondness.
    If he did have a long-lost relative who worked for that company, then he was complicit with the pillaging of India’s treasure and virtual enslavement of the Indian people..
    Nice going, Joe.

  5. Wouldn’t it be sad if Biden found out his long lost relative was killed in the 2008 Pakistani terrorist attack on Mumbai, along with 165 others?