The Guilford County Board of Commissioners got a taxpayer funded trip up to Washington DC earlier this week to attend the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference, and one of the highlights of the event was getting to see the president who came and addressed the group of county officials in attendance.

One of those, Democratic County Commissioner Kay Cashion, used her commissioners’ comments time at a Thursday, Feb. 15 Board of Commissioners meeting to say that Biden, despite recent reports, was impressive, alert and at the top of his game.

Cashion said Biden was coherent, clear, on target, and had some good jokes and got an “enthusiastic” response from the county officials in the audience.

As everyone knows, media outlets and others have raised questions and concerns recently about Biden’s cognitive abilities and his gaffs, and pointed out that he is the oldest president the country has ever had.

Cashion, who also has some age on her and is still unquestionably sharp, said there was no indication of cognitive decline in the president for those who saw him that day.

“I think some people were shocked given what’s been on the news,” she said.

The audience, which was of course made up of both Democrats and Republicans, enjoyed the president’s speech, she said.

“He was very well received,” Cashion stated at the commissioners meeting, adding that he “got a couple of laughs” from his jokes.

During the speech, the president talked about the need to have all Americans working together.

“That’s America – that’s what you do,” he said.

He also joked that he started out as a county councilmember but went to the US Senate because overseeing a county was too difficult a job.

The president spoke for about 15 minutes at the conference.

Anyone can judge for themselves how he did by going to YouTube to watch the entire speech at