Biden: ‘My Image’ of Military Was Slim Pickins on Atom Bomb ‘Yelling Yippe Ki-yay!’

April 26, 2012 - 8:29 PM
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Vice President Joe Biden said he ran for the U.S. Senate in 1972, his first term elected at age 29, because he opposed the Vietnam war, adding that his view of U.S. military commanders at the time was epitomized by actor Slim Pickins in the movie “Dr. Strangelove,” when Pickens rides an atomic bomb like a cowboy “yelling yippe ki-yay!”