Joe Biden says when he first arrived in Senate he didn't know many people. Met them in the gym where, he says, "everybody walks around in their birthday suit." With Ted Kennedy, he met William Fulbright and Jennings Randolph.
"The first time I met these guys, I saw all of them.”
— Matt Viser (@mviser) February 26, 2019
This seems to be an old story from Biden, reported in 2015.
At the opening ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston on Tuesday afternoon, the Vice President honored the late Ted Kennedy with a story about his first encounter with the Senate gymnasium’s locker room, where, “like in a YMCA, the men walk around the shower and the stalls with nothing on.”
Kennedy apparently introduced an uncomfortable Biden to fellow nudie senators, Jack Javits and Jennings Randolph. “I felt guilty I was fully clothed,” said Biden at the end of the speech. “That’s a true story. Oh God, was I embarrassed.”
Nothing builds camaraderie like seeing Jennings Randolph’s penis.
This sort of thing might seem like not a real big deal except that it provides a window into Biden’s worldview and how there is no room for that at the top of the Democratic Party ticket in 2020. It’s the old boys club that might, oh I don’t know, lead someone to viciously attack Anita Hill.