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Biden: 'Smartest Guy in American Politics' Is ... Jerry Brown?

8:29 AM, Jun 20, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Vice President Joe Biden called California governor Jerry Brown "the smartest guy in American politics" last night at a California fundraiser. Via the pool report:

Pool was ushered into the hall about 3:17 p.m., just in time to hear Gov. Jerry Brown at the podium ahead of Biden. Biden started speaking about three minutes later to a crowd of about 130 people.

“Nothing has changed,” Biden said of Brown, who was governor before from 1975 to 1983. Biden said he met Brown in San Francisco in the 1970s. He said, “He was the smartest guy in American politics then. He’s still the smartest guy in American politics.”

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