Joe Biden on son Beau: Success is when your children turn out better than you

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U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden spoke about his son Beau Biden in a speech at Yale University’s commencement less than one month before Beau died of brain cancer at the age of 46.

Joe spoke of his son with pride, noting that Beau had gone to Syracuse University’s law school out of loyalty to his deceased mother, and later served as Delaware’s attorney general. The vice-president joked that his son had ended up being more popular than he was in their home state.

“Big headline after the 2012 election: ‘Biden: most popular man in Delaware — Beau,’ he said. “And as your parents will understand, my dad’s definition of success is when you look at your son and daughter, and realize they turned out better than you — and they did.” Read more…

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