- While speaking at a Conference on Tuesday, President Biden shared a story of an odd encounter with one of his constituents back in the 1970s when he was a county councilman.
- Apparently, a woman from a particularly ritzy neighborhood in his district called, asking him to personally handle the messy business of getting rid of a deceased pet that was on her front lawn.
- “So, I went over…I picked it up. She said, ‘I want it out of my front yard!’” The President then fondly recalled his response to the indignant woman’s request by saying: “I put it on her doorstep.”
John Bowden from The Independent writes:
“President Joe Biden has recalled a humorous moment that occurred when he was a county councilman in the 1970s during an event with representatives of county-level governments from around the country.
Speaking at the National Association of Counties 2022 Legislative Conference on Tuesday evening in Washington, the president described what happened when a woman in a “very wealthy neighborhood” in his district called Mr Biden, then a New Castle County councilman in his late 20s or early 30s, to deal with a deceased pet on her front lawn.
“I represented a middle-class district to a working-class district, but there was one very wealthy neighborhood,” said the president, according to a White House transcript.
“And I got a call one night; the woman said to me — obviously not of the same persuasion as I was, politically — called me and said, ’There’s a dead dog on my lawn.’”
Mr Biden said after unsuccessfully negotiating with the woman to have the problem dealt with in the morning, he was forced to go over to her house and deal with it personally — albeit in a very unconventional manner.
“So, I went over…I picked it up. She said, ‘I want it out of my front yard,’” Mr Biden recalled.
“I put it on her doorstep,” he continued, to laughter from the assembled county executives…”
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