[Ed. – In its feeble attempt to downplay the bizarreness of this ‘thought experiment,’ the Times attempt to connect it to Biden’s recollections of ‘the fraught political era of 1968,’ the Grey Lady papers over another gaffe, writing in a correction ‘An earlier version misstated Mr. Biden’s status as a student in 1968. He was in law school, not a college senior.’ But it wasn’t the Times that suggested he was a senior at the time Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated, it was Biden.]
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Friday took a series of unusual rhetorical detours at the end of a town-hall-style campaign event nominally dedicated to health care, speculating about how a political assassination of Barack Obama might have affected the country in 2008 and recalling that he was accused of being gay because of his support of women’s rights in the 1970s.
After speaking about the health care plan he introduced last month and taking a few questions, Mr. Biden grew most animated as he recalled the fraught political era of 1968, when he was in his final year of law school, and two of his political heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, were assassinated within weeks of each other.