Quote of the Day: Biden Welcomes Giffords to 'the Cracked Head Club'

By Garance Franke-Ruta

As reported by the Boston Globe:

"When I went up, she said, 'Joe," Biden recalled of his meeting with Giffords. "I said, 'Now we're both members of the Cracked Head Club.' You know, I had two craniotomies. For real. They literally took the top of my head off. Twice. Now, the wags in Delaware, when the second operation occurred, wrote and said, 'Well, it's because they couldn't find a brain the first time!'"

"She and I just commiserated about the steps to recovery," he added. "Hers, much more consequential. But it scares the living devil out of you when you're recovering from a serious operation or injury to your head. But it comes back. And knowing people who've been through it and came back was helpful, for me anyway. You know what I mean?"

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