Biden to Yale Grads: Glad Someone 'Dreams of Being VP' - I Sure Didn’t

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During his remarks at Yale University Class Day on Sunday, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said he’s “glad there’s someone" who wishes to achieve his position in the White House one day, because he “never” did.

"I’m so happy to be here on your day and all of your day," he said. "It’s good to know there’s one Yalie who is happy I’m being here ... On 'Overheard at Yale,' on the Facebook page, one student reported another student saying: I had a dream that I was Vice President and was with the President, and we did the disco funk dance to convince the Congress to restart the government."

“I don't know about that... But I’m just glad there’s someone—just someone—who dreams of being Vice President,” Biden quipped. “I never had that dream.”

“For the press out there, that’s a joke,” he added.

Biden went on to offer the Yale graduates a bit of advice on how to become happy and find success in their future career pursuits.

He discussed how “the most successful and happiest people” are those who breed trust in everything they do and with everyone they meet. He added that one sure-fire way to breed distrust is questioning a person’s motives as opposed to their judgment.

“It’s always appropriate to question another man’s judgment, but never appropriate to question his motives...” Biden said.

He continued, pulling from his experience in dealing with “profound political differences,”

“Because when you question a man’s motive, when you say they’re acting out of greed, they’re in the pocket of an interest group, et cetera, it’s awful hard to reach consensus.”

“It’s awful hard having to reach across the table and shake hands,” Biden said. “No matter how bitterly you disagree, though, it is always possible if you question judgment and not motive.”

Perhaps the Vice President should offer folks in Washington similar advice. 

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