Obama Presents A Participation Award To Joe Biden

President Barack Obama on Thursday awarded Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, during a surprise event at the White House paying tribute to him. ... Biden, already teary during the tribute, began crying when the award was announced.

Biden of course has been sort of the Crazy Uncle at Thanksgiving dinner as a Vice President and actually has done nothing noteworthy. When I heard someone comment on the radio today that this was more of a participation award - Well, I had to share it.