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O'Malley Claims Biden for Md. Sort Of.

DENVER -- The thing about political conventions is that everyone wants to claim a piece of, a connection to, the nominees. So it was that Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley happily stated that Marylanders can proudly stake claim to Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware.

Say what?

Biden was born in ... Pennsylvania. He's been a senator from Delaware for 36 years. Did O'Malley flunk geography?

"He's the first person from the Tri-State Peninsula to ever be on a presidential ticket," O'Malley told reporters during a reception for Maryland delegates, smiling like a teacher's pet.

Huh? Apparently, the tri-state is the same as the Delmarva Peninsula, made up of Delaware, and the Maryland Eastern Shore and parts of Virginia.

Okaaaay, said one reporter, who asked if O'Malley's press secretary Rick Abbruzzese fed him that bit of trivia?

"No, seriously," O'Malley said. "I looked it up."

Hear that Tim Kaine--the Commonwealth can claim the Veep spot on the ticket after all.

-- David Nakamura

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 26, 2008; 12:15 PM ET
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I guess he's never heard of Spiro Agnew.

Posted by: Jon | August 26, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Oops, looking more carefully it looks like Agnew didn't move to the Eastern Shore until after he resigned.

Posted by: Jon | August 26, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Wow, O'Malley is an even bigger idiot than I imagined.

Posted by: Highceediva | August 26, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

This is why I voted for Ehrlich, I watched him tear down Baltimore city and could not bear to see the same fate for Maryland.

Posted by: NY | August 26, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

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