At a gala dinner hosted by the American Spectator Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. cracked wise at Vice President-elect Joe Biden’s expense, raising the Delaware senator’s past brushes with academic dishonesty to the delight of his conservative audience. . . .
“To coin a phrase, in the spirit of the vice president-elect,” Alito began, “you don’t always get what you want, but you get what you need.”
Alito paused before continuing: “Did somebody say that before?” . . .
Biden, who clashed with Alito during the associate justice’s 2005 confirmation hearings, dropped out of the 1988 Democratic nominating contest amid allegations that he had plagiarized both law school papers and his campaign trail stump speech.
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