Biden claims credit for work of Lieberman and Dole

Why do Barack Obama and Joe Biden claim credit for the work of others so often? Barack Obama saw a camera and claimed unjustly credit for work on an immigration bill-an action that led to a rebuke by Senator Christopher Dodd and that merited a front-page Washington Post story.

Barack Obama campaigned on passing bills in the Illinois Senate -- bills that he did very little work on (the heavy lifting was done by others before him) but that his political godfather State Senate President Emil Jones, Jr. made sure his name got tacked on as part of Obama's bid to build a record for his Senate run. Barack Obama claimed that his committee, the Senate Banking Committee passed his legislation involving sanctions and Iran. The problem? He does not serve on that committee. Has he been too busy running for president to notice?

Are we too expect the promises made on the campaign trail are equally illusional?

Now Joe Biden claims credit for working on Bosnia legislation -- a story he told in the debate with Sarah Palin. The problem? The work was done by Senators Dole and Lieberman.
Why do Barack Obama and Joe Biden claim credit for the work of others so often? Barack Obama saw a camera and claimed unjustly credit for work on an immigration bill-an action that led to a rebuke by Senator Christopher Dodd and that merited a front-page Washington Post story.

Barack Obama campaigned on passing bills in the Illinois Senate -- bills that he did very little work on (the heavy lifting was done by others before him) but that his political godfather State Senate President Emil Jones, Jr. made sure his name got tacked on as part of Obama's bid to build a record for his Senate run. Barack Obama claimed that his committee, the Senate Banking Committee passed his legislation involving sanctions and Iran. The problem? He does not serve on that committee. Has he been too busy running for president to notice?

Are we too expect the promises made on the campaign trail are equally illusional?

Now Joe Biden claims credit for working on Bosnia legislation -- a story he told in the debate with Sarah Palin. The problem? The work was done by Senators Dole and Lieberman.