Today, when Joe Bidden 'steps in it' everyone laughs it off and say "Oh, that's just Ol Joe"
But 18 years ago after Clarence Thomas was confirmed, Ol Joe who wasn't Ol Joe back then said this.
"I think the only reason Clarence Thomas is on the court is because he's black. I don't believe he could have won had he been white. The reason is I think it was a cynical ploy by President Bush."
Did Joe pay any kind of price for that gem?