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Old 04 October 2008, 06:31 PM
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Shout Joe Biden on religion

Comment: 'The next person that tells me I'm not religious,
I'm going to shove my rosary beads up their ass.'
- Joe Biden

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Old 04 October 2008, 06:55 PM
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Comment: 'The next person that tells me I'm not religious, I'm going to shove my rosary beads up their ass.'
- Joe Biden

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Looks to be. Several papers report him saying something almost identical to that in Delaware in Oct, 2005, while was testing the waters for his own possible Presidential run.

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs...0103/510230466

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...ncatholic.html

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Biden said that if he runs for president, he intends to aggressively defend his own values as well as those of the Democratic Party.

"If I'm the nominee, Republicans will be sorry," he said. "The next Republican that tells me I'm not religious I'm going to shove my rosary beads down their throat.

"I am so sick and tired of this pontificating about us not being the party of faith," said Biden, a Roman Catholic who has served in the Senate since the Nixon administration.
It's very possible that the original quote is accurate and it was censored as "down their throats" instead of "up their ass" for the paper.
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Old 04 October 2008, 09:52 PM
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"What?... You mean these aren't rosary beads?"

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Old 06 October 2008, 03:31 AM
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It's very possible that the original quote is accurate and it was censored as "down their throats" instead of "up their ass" for the paper.
Wouldn't it have been written as "[down their throats]" then?
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