Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at a reception for Irish prime minister Enda Kenny Tuesday:
BIDEN: You know there’s an old Irish saying, there’s all kinds of old Irish sayings–my grandfather Finnigan I think he made them up–that says may the hinges of our friendship never go rusty. Well, with these two folks who you’re about to meet, if you haven’t already, there’s no doubt about them staying oiled and lubricated here. Ladies and gentleman… now for you who are not full-Irish in this room, lubricated has a different meaning for us. Ladies and gentleman, we’re here tonight to celebrate the friendship between two great nations.
In an email to supporters yesterday, Biden wrote, "I'm officially back on the campaign trail. And it feels great to be out there." It is great to have you back, Joe.