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Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Biden’s poetic license

Vice President Biden at a memorial service for Massachusetts Institute of Technology police Officer Sean Collier on April 24. (Dominick Reuter/MIT - EPA)
An item about President Obama erroneously redirecting JFK’s flight home after a 1961 meeting with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna naturally reminded Loop Fans of Vice President Biden’s apparently frequent misattribution of a line he often uses.

“While you’re in correction mode,” former “60 Minutes” producer Marion Goldin noted Tuesday, “you might want to take a look at Joe Biden’s mis-attribution of ‘they also serve who only stand and wait’ in his eulogy” for Massachusetts Institute of Technology police Officer Sean Collier, allegedly killed by the Boston Marathon bombers.

“He credited [John] Keats,” she said. “It is, of course, John Milton.”

Of course. Well, they’re both named John?

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