Biden Decision Gives CNN Totally Valid Excuse To Re-Introduce "Who Has Put Pubic Hair On My Coke?" Into The Conversation

09/23/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CNN just ran a bio of Joe Biden (Obama's VP pick, have you heard?), and it included his chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearings of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. This was no surprise, but what did catch me off guard was the attention paid to Anita Hill, once again featured during that seminal moment of her testimony (er, sorry), wherein she quoted her then-boss Thomas as having said, "Who has put pubic hair on my Coke?" Funny, a clip from Bork's hearings were not included.

Anyway! I looked for the clip on CNN's site now that they're all embeddable and stuff (yay CNN!) but could not find it, so here is a clip of Biden questioning Thomas from that bygone era. It has 71 hits so far on YouTube; look for that to increase (though probably not because of us, alas).

p.s. Obviously it's not just CNN revisiting the past — I was referring to the scandalous, always-shocking pubic-hair comment, but of course Biden's record is ripe for the go-over by the opposite side. Here's Kathryn Jean Lopez on The Corner quoting from Clarence Thomas' memoir (hint: It's not very favorable to Biden). But, no mention of pubic hair.