Speaking at a U.S. Conference of Mayors convention on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden said that President Obama was exaggerating[prevaricating] about Mr. Biden's so-called 'blue collar' roots.
"My dad never worked in a Food Fair," Biden said. "My dad never wore a blue collar, although Barack makes me sound like I just climbed out of a mine in Scranton Pennsylvania carrying a lunch bucket. No one in my family worked in a factory."
Biden emphatically denied that he has blue collar roots - despite the President's claims to the contrary.
It should be noted, however, that Obama is not the only one to engage in prevarications about the Vice President's so-called [phony] blue collar roots.
Mr. Biden, himself, admitted, in a 2004 interview, that he had lied about his uncle being a coal miner.
"The truth of the matter is, I got myself in trouble," Biden said in the 2004 interview. "Hell, I might be President now if it weren't for the fact that I said I had an uncle who was a coal miner. Turned out I didn't have anybody in the coal mines. I tried that crap, you know. It didn't work!"