Thursday, November 27, 2008
As if this were not entirely predictable:
More than three weeks into the transition, and Vice-president elect Joe Biden generates less buzz than the non-existent first puppy.
The vice president-elect has not spoken publicly since the election, and was at Barack Obama's side just once this week as the president-elect delivered a series of grim news conferences on the economy.
Every time I wonder whether Barack Obama can handle his transition any better, it turns out that he can!
They really should trot him out at some frequency, so that his insurance policy value is not lost on the audience.
What will Senate Judiciary Committee proceedings be like without those blovinations?
One is nearly moved to miss Biden's antics, somewhere in the vicinity of the left elbow.
I'd like to know where, when and under what circumstances Biden ever stared down any dictator. Being a retired military flier I had my chances to face off with the minions of dictators. Since I'm here writing this I came off okay. What, exactly, did Biden ever do?
Hey, did anybody else catch paragraph three of the linked article on politico?
"Obama instead appears to be at the center of his longtime Chicago circle."
Paragraph four continues that with Obama at each of the two press conferences were Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod, and Valarie Jarrett joined him at the media-frenzied lunch stop.
Just like JFK brought his posse from Southie with him and listened to them more during national crises than the fancy advisors, so too is Barack bringing a posse with him from a different South Side. Obama is no FDR and he comes from a different Hyde Park.
Wait and see who will have real power in the new White House...
Biden, as noted previously, will be the bagman for the foreign lobbyists and the financial institutions. This is a role for which he is admirably suited. How many times did we see Cheney on national TV? That doesn't mean he didn't stay connected to big party donors in defense and energy.