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Question judgment, not motives

In a Fall, 2010 interview on The View, Vice President Joe Biden told of a piece of advice he'd received from Senator Mike Mansfield years before, about how to deal with political opponents: "Never question a man's motives, question his judgment."

Biden said his experience has proven this to be wise advice, particularly when- as is often true in government - it's important to be able to work cooperatively with those same people on other issues.