Hide Your Children and Find Your Earplugs … It’s Joe Biden

So, the Associated Press has confirmed that Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden will round out Barack Obama’s ticket for the 2008 presidential election.

I love it when I’m right. Believe me, it doesn’t happen all that often. Ask my wife.

No matter how Barack Obama tries to rationalize his decision, I still find it difficult to wrap my head around how he can effectively promise “change” in Washington D.C. when his own second-in-command has been in the United States Senate for six years longer than I’ve been alive. I know that the Illinois senator will likely say that his decision was based on the idea that the best person to diagnose the problems in D.C. is one who has been around long enough to recognize them, but it still seems a bit of a stretch.

Regardless, the number one rule for picking a vice president is “do no harm,” and despite the slight hypocrisy now inherent in his “change” mantra, Obama comes out better for his pick.

Better, that is, so long as Biden keeps his shoes on and his feet out of his mouth.


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