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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What about Biden?

You all know that I would have voted for Joe Biden if he'd run for the presidency -- because he's pro-shotgun. Today there is a lot of speculation that his political ship has sailed as his fellow democrats don't want him to be part of the ongoing budget crisis debate. 
(Politico) When President Barack Obama laid out his strategy for the current debt-limit fight in a private meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this past summer, Reid stipulated one condition: No Joe Biden. And while Biden attended the White House dog-and-pony show meeting last week with congressional leaders, Reid has effectively barred him from the backrooms, according to sources familiar with the situation.
 I can't see why the Democratic caucus in the Senate (really Old Joe's club) would exclude him. Maybe they're upset that he grabbed the limelight through the past four "summers of recovery" without giving the US Senate credit for all the great work that he did? Or maybe it's racial - they hate him because he's white? Or perhaps it's because in his dotage, he's just a sideshow clown that would distract everyone from the matters at hand?

Let's face it, Joe has been a heartbeat away from being leader of the Free World for five years now. He'll continue in that role unless Barack croaks mid-term, in which case he will step into Barack's size 13 wingtips (permanently propped up on the desk) and will rule and reign over all of us. I don't know about the rest of you, but the threat of that happening may be why Obama keeps him around.

As it is, Joe may simply have to lick his wounds and prepare for his post-political career on the popular television series, Duck Dynasty, where he will give out folksy advice in support of the shotgun lobby.


6 comments:

  1. Biden might well spill the beans about back room talk. I suspect that is why he is excluded. Not together enough to guard his tongue.

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    1. Dementia sets in for us all. It's just that with the vice president, its onset came sooner and it's inconvenient with the Obama agenda. As you suggest, loooose lips sink ships

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  2. I wonder if he'd have to get hair plugs for the whiskers like he did for his head?

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    1. There may have to be a surgical solution to get him a proper beard so that he could move to Louisiana and join the Duck Dynasty crew -- however, I harbor the opinion that whether or not he loves shotguns, they wouldn't allow him to join. Or worse, he'd vanish in the bayou.

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  3. The White House says, "Don't put Joe WHERE HE CAN BE QUOTED!"

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    1. Maybe he needs to stay in "the home" where he can eat the checkers, thinking that they're Oreos.

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