Thursday, May 21, 2009

Whose Fault Is It That Biden Is Our V-P?

Richard Wolffe of Newsweek will soon be coming out with a book about President Obama whom he has interviewed extensively.

The big headline from the book is how Vice President Joe Biden is getting under his skin. Obama told Wolffe that he's "distracted by his indiscipline."

And whose fault is that?

Did anyone put a gun to Obama's head and tell him he had to pick Biden as his number two?

O.K., Obama didn't want Hillary. Fine. But does Obama mean to tell us there were no other suitable Democrats to fill this spot? Were Sam Nunn and Evan Bayh too conservative for Obama?

Biden's gaffes say as much about Obama as they do the Vice-President.

The $64.37 question is whether Obama opts to keep Biden as his number two in 2012. Will Biden become Obama's Henry Wallace?

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