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Meeting with Bill Gates

Thursday, December 4th 2:05pm Dear Diary, Yesterday I met with Bill Gates. I hate to admit it, but I did feel a little intimidated at the prospect of meeting with one of the richest and most philanthropic men in the world. But he was surprisingly friendly and affable, and we got along very well. He came to discuss a lot of issues, including global health and development, as well as the need to improve resources for secondary education, particularly for community colleges – many of the various aspects that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation focuses on. Bill also told me that he spoke before a crowd at George Washington University where he expressed his hopes that the Obama Administration will follow through on its pledge to double the foreign aid budget to $50 billion. I was so honored that Bill Gates wanted to speak with me. Of course, as a man with his power and influence, he could have met with Barack, so I felt glad to know that he chose me instead. Perhaps because I too come across as a very philanthropic person. Of course, Barack did work all those years as a Community Organizer, but that’s besides the point. And, this gives me something to dedicate my time to. I heard that I meet with Steve Jobs, the co-founder, Chairmen and CEO of Apple Inc., which would also be an honor. I’m not sure what we would talk about, and if this would just be for appearances, but I am all for any extra publicity I can get. Until next time, Joe the Veep

Originally posted in The Secret Diary of Joe Biden