Joe Biden gets in some good jokes at Frank Lautenberg's funeral

“Never make a good eulogy," Biden said. "You’ll be asked again and again and again"


Jillian Rayfield
June 5, 2013 11:40PM (UTC)

Joe Biden lightened things up in his eulogy for Frank Lautenberg, cracking jokes about the New Jersey senator, who died earlier this week at the age of 89. Biden followed eulogies by Hillary Clinton, Robert Menendez and members of Lautenberg's family, and began his remarks by saying, “Well, If there’s a definition of redundant, I’m it.”

“Never make a good eulogy," Biden said. "You’ll be asked again and again and again.” He added that he also gave Strom Thurmond's eulogy. "I did his eulogy. This is a lot easier.”

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Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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