Potus To VP: ‘man-that’s one of the things I like about you; you say what’s on your mind.'
“We made a deal early on, when either one of us are dissatisfied we just flat tell the other person. And so one — lunch once a week, you know, that’s when we talk. And when he hasn’t liked something I’ve done, he just flat tells me. … He says, ‘Joe, look … I don’t agree with the way you did that. You, you know, why did you do A, B, C or D?’ Or he will say, or I will say, ‘Hey, look, man, I don’t like the way this is going’ — so there’s complete openness.”
And that gay marriage episode — in which Biden expressed his support for gay marriage before the president had revealed his own support — actually didn’t upset Obama, contrary to some reports.
“I walked into the office and he got up, smiled, gave me a big hug and he said, ‘Now, I’ll tell you what, man, that’s one of the things I like about you; you say what’s on your mind.’” The episode did rankle some White House staffers, but not the president, Biden told CNN.