Former Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at a teacher in the midst of his 1988 presidential run, attacking the manís intelligence and comparing himself to Martin Luther King Jr. in the process.

The incident occurred during a New Hampshire meet and greet hosted by Bidenís campaign in April 1987. Joe Biden, then a 44-year-old U.S. senator waging his first bid for the White House, was asked by one the attendees, a local school teacher, to elaborate on his academic record in law school.

The question, which likely arose because of Bidenís frequent gaffes on the campaign trail and the yet-to-be-confirmed rumors of plagiarism, perturbed the candidate, as evidenced by a CSPAN video of the encounter.

ďI think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect,Ē Biden responded, wagging his finger at the questioner. ďI went to law school on a full academic scholarship, the only one in my class to have a full academic scholarship.