- The Washington Times - Monday, January 19, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Vice President-elect Joe Biden let it slip that her husband had a pick of two jobs in the Obama administration.

Jill Biden said President-elect Barack Obama gave Biden the choice of being secretary of state or vice president.

Her comment came when the Bidens made a surprise appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s show, recorded at the Kennedy Center.

The vice president-elect tried to hush his wife as soon as the words came out of her mouth, with a loud “shhh!”

Jill Biden said the job of vice president was better for the family, because as secretary of state he would travel too often.

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