Biden Attacked for ‘Chains’ Comment

    US Vice President Joe Biden makes remarks at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, July 16, 2012 on White House Community Leaders Briefing on Seniors Issues.     AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Well, Joe Biden couldn’t let Paul Ryan have the spotlight all week. Republicans hammered the vice president Tuesday after he said Mitt Romney’s and Paul Ryan’s Wall Street policy “will put y’all back in chains.” Biden clarified later that he meant to say “unshackled,” and he suggested the comments referenced House Speaker John Boehner’s use of the same word when describing Paul Ryan’s budget plan. But that didn’t stop the attacks against Biden: former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, for one, said Tuesday night that he wondered if Biden “has the mental capacity to handle” being president.

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