So our zany Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a crowd of supporters earlier in Noth Carolina.

Biden said, “My dad used to have another saying, for real…And, by the way, I’ve been saying this for 30 years. And I’m glad to see that Congressman Ryan likes his dad, too, and quotes his dad”

He continued, “I mean that sincerely. But my dad [had] a lot of wisdom. Every time someone tells you, say, ‘Look, let me tell you what’s important to me, what I value.’ My dad would go, ‘No, no. Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I will tell you what you value.'”

Joe then flashed one of his knowing smiles, confident that he had just delivered a zinger.

I wish I had had the chance to ask what his father would have thought if the response had been, “But I don’t have a budget. Haven’t had one for more than three years.”

What would dear old dad think of those values?