If Sen. Obama wanted a pathological egotist as a running mate to match his own character flaws, he found that man in Sen. Joe Biden. Like Obama, Sen. Biden has been caught blatantly plagiarizing the speeches of other political leaders. As a candidate for president in 1988, Biden not only plagiarized the speeches of British Labour Leader Neil Kinnok, he also was busted for inflating his resume by claiming such things as academic honors in law school. He actually finished 76th out of 85. I loved this classic remark he made back then in response to his resume inflation as noted by Chris Cilizza:
One of the most overlooked episodes during the 1987 collapse of Biden's campaign was a snippet of footage captured by C-Span in which the Delaware senator, in response to a question about where he went to law school and what sort of grades he received, delivered this classic line: "I think I have a much higher IQ than you do."