First, he ADMITED to plagiarizing, so I don't want to hear the arguments he didn't do it! Second, don't say it was highly reported on, because I don't remember it and I played very close attention to the primaries back then. He seemed to have a long senate career without it EVER coming up. He managed to get the VP without this being an issue or Obama ever having to answer it. Imagine if he was a Republican. This story would have been circulating for MONTHS! He would have been so shamed he would have not only dropped out of the race, would have been forced to resign from the Senate and WOULD NOT have been considered for the VP. Just look at the dishonest trashing of Cain. At one time, 3 GOP primary candidates stated they would like him as their VP (including Santorum). Now the media dishonestly trashed in name, so he will never be in politics. But Biden gets a free pass. The leftist media hypocrisy at its worst! He is pleading ignorance. I don't buy it. First, I want to point out that legal citations are not a walk in the park. They are difficult. However, a required first semester law school class is legal writing. One of the first things they teach is the need to cite everything. Most law students screw up citations in their 1st and 2nd year, HOWEVER, they still make citations. What Biden did was much different. He didn't screw up the citations, he left the citations off altogether and passed off the writings as his own. That is a highly dishonest and unethical move. Cheating in law school shows a major character flaw. It shows that you have no problem lying and cheating. Just listen to any speech he makes, he is dishonest and unethical from beginning to end! At least he did something Obama DID NOT do and releases his grades. Average Joe seemed to be too high an assessment, he appears to be BELOW AVERAGE JOE!!!