Joe Biden Jokes About Blumenthal's War Record Vice president takes a dig at veterans' hospital By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted May 26, 2010 1:07 PM CDT 10 comments Comments A file photo of Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) (Newser) – It's politically volatile territory, so someone cue up the vice president for a joke. During a barbecue today at the Walter Reed Medical Center, Joe Biden just couldn't help himself, reports the Hill. "I didn't serve in Vietnam. I don't want to make a Blumenthal mistake here," he told veterans. "Our attorney general from Connecticut, God love him." He later added, "I have a bad habit of saying exactly what I think."