"Once you become Vice-President, Biden said, ‘you have an obligation to back up whatever he does, unless you have a fundamental moral dilemma with what he’s doing.’ He added, ‘If I ever got to that point, I’d announce I had prostate cancer and I had to leave.’"
Don’t you dare play with our goddamn feelings like that, Joe
Evan Osnos, “The Biden Agenda,” The New Yorker, July 28, 2014 issue
"John Marttila, one of Biden’s political advisers, told me, ‘Joe and Barack were having lunch, and Obama said to Biden, “You and I are becoming good friends! I find that very surprising.” And Joe says, “YOU’RE fucking surprised!”"
— Evan Osnos, “The Biden Agenda,” The New Yorker, July 28, 2014 issue