More Biden

I've got a column up at The Guardian's Comment is free America about Obama's veep selection, "Obama's small change."
[O]ne can only assume that Obama and Biden have some kind of dynamic relationship that makes Biden a great personal asset to Obama. (Or, perhaps, that Biden's got pictures of Obama in a compromising position with a goat.) It's tough to see how this choice was a winner – even the stage management of the announcement, the furious crescendo leading up to the middle-of-the-night reveal of a yawningly expectable Beltway fixture, was designed to create maximum disappointment. Mannion describes it as expecting a pony for your birthday and getting a new winter coat – and that sounds about right.

Biden's functional (at best). And maybe he even seems exciting to someone who needs a new winter coat.

Of course, there are a lot of places in America where it never gets cold.
Read the whole thing here.

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