(WILMINGTON, DEL.) - For a vice presidential nominee who spent this week talking about keeping college tuition costs down, you would think Joe Biden would point out he teaches at a law school on Saturdays.
Reporters found out secondhand that Biden was teaching a class, "Current Topics in Constitutional Law", at Widener College today in Wilmington, Del.
Biden had no scheduled plans today, so members of his national press corps were surprised to hear he was escorted along with Secret Service to teach a class at 9:30 in the morning.
Biden has been teaching the class here since 1991. A member of the college's public relations department said the class started three weeks ago and is co-taught when the senator is absent. Today was the first time Biden had made an appearance as a professor.
Members of the press were not allowed into the classroom to hear Biden speak.
The class is capped at 18 students, and there is a waiting list.
A press release on Biden's professorial ambitions, written 11 years ago and distributed to the press this morning, details a curious coincendence when a student arrived late to class. Biden asked the student to identify himself, to which the student replied, "Robert Bork."
Biden told him he was going to have a "rough year" in his classroom.