Washington, Nov 4 : Telling voters in this swing state that "change is on the way," Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said he is not shy to express his view of the origin of women's strength.
Biden greeted a crowd primed for the home stretch of this long campaign with as much energy as he's had in the last two months on the trail as well as some typical Bidenese, FOX News reported.
The latest was about his sister, Val, his wife Jill, and Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, who introduced the Bidens at the rally of 1,100 people in the gym at Longview Community College.
Biden called his sister a "girl-boy," meaning a tomboy, and then explained that girl-boys are softer than "girl-girls."
"You know why I think Jill likes Claire McCaskill so well, Senator McCaskill? Jill is one of five sisters, Claire is one of three sisters. And I tell you what, you women raised with sisters are different than women raised with brothers," Biden said as both women joined him on stage.
"My sister is smart, runs every one of my campaigns; is beautiful; graduated with honors from college; is homecoming queen. But she's a ... she is what I call a 'girl-boy' growing up, you know what I mean?"
"And I tell you what? Girl-girls are tougher than girl-boys," he said.
"But there's one important thing I noticed. The great thing about marrying into a family with five sisters, there's always one that loves you. 'Cause you can count on splitting them a bit. You know what I mean?
In his speech, Biden followed with a self-described Freudian slip, in which he confused John McCain and George Bush.
Biden argued that electing McCain would mean four more years of Bush Administration policies, but as is always the case with the Delaware senator, a routine line delivered hundreds of times on the trail can still be an adventure.