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Joe Biden Admits 'I've Been Sleeping With A Teacher For A Long Time'

First Posted: 06/27/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:15 PM ET

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For most people, talk of sex partners isn't a natural launching pad for a speech on education.

Vice President Joe Biden isn't most people.

He proved it again at a National Teacher of the Year reception at the Naval Observatory on Monday night.

"I've been sleeping with a teacher for a long time," Biden said, according to the pool report, provided by Politico. "But it's always been the same teacher."

Biden's wife, Jill, began teaching shortly after graduating from the University of Delaware in 1975 and is currently a professor at Northern Virginia Community College.

The Vice President also spoke about the Administration's current education initiatives -- such as the "Race to the Top" grant competition -- and their larger multi-billion dollar commitment to "create momentum for education in America."

"We've never made this kind of investment. And we've got to do this right," Biden said. "We've got to convince the American public that this is worth it."

Jill Biden also spoke Monday -- not about sleeping with the Vice President -- but rather about her choice to continue teaching.

"Michelle told me, 'You have to do it.' You have to do what you love," Jill Biden said, referring to First Lady Michelle Obama.

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