Remarks* by Vice President Joe Biden
at the Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards Ceremony, October 1, 2015
The American Museum of Natural History
New York, New York
THE VICE PRESIDENT: If you applaud much more, that whale is going to fall out of the sky. (Laughter.)
Thank you for that gracious introduction. I’m going to begin the way no speaker should with an apology. I am woefully underdressed, and I apologize. But I had another commitment earlier, and when Adrienne Arsht asked me to do this -- I’ve been deathly afraid of Adrienne my whole life. (Laughter.) She’s a child compared to me, but her family have been incredibly influential and positive actors in the state of Delaware.