Saturday, August 23, 2008

Obama Veep Announced


Joe Biden. This announcement does nothing for me, but what did we all expect? People were treating Obama's running mate announcement like it was Oscar night and the Best Picture envelope was being coyly kept away from Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. Did anyone with a shred of sense really think that putting Hilary on the ticket would have been anything other than political suicide? I earnestly hope that, should he win, Obama makes her his Secretary of State, but her bid for the White House was, if possible, even more polarizing for the country than George W's. Biden seems like an adequate choice, a competent legislator, and a worthy second in command. Yes, he's a veteran politician, so what? It's not like Barack was going to hold a lottery and choose Bob Jones from the local Quick-E-Mart as his running mate. This bullshit belief that a non-politician will run for political office is starting to get on my nerves. Unless we, as a people, are going to unify for the first time since 1775, and unanimously vote every one of those lying, power-hungry, elitist bastards out of office and start with a clean slate(not a bad idea, by the way), we will have politicians running politics. I still think Obama is the man for the job right now, but I have no illusions that if he stepped out onto a swimming pool, he would sink. Biden seems as good a choice as any. Besides, once puppet master Cheney is out of office the Vice Presidency will go back to being the mostly irrelevant, ceremonial duty it has always been.

Have a groovy weekend, y'all.
Marius

6 comments:

Kumar said...

Thank you, Admiral. I think Biden is a great pick to support and compliment Obama, but nothing more than that. Let's just hope John McCain chooses Joe Lieberman or Mick Huckabee and he goes crashing down in flames.

Marius said...

Hey, Kumar! Welcome to The Corner. Yeah, that would be funny, especially a McCain/Lieberman ticket. I don't think we'll get that lucky, though.

Monkey said...

I like the pick. While I am a Hill supporter5, I never thought she would be the veep- I always thought her ego could not handle it. Biden is solid- I would have like to see a gov., but the choice is a reasonable one. So, who do you think the GOP pick will be?

Marius said...

I can't even imagine who could make McCain look good.

flurrious said...

My take is pretty much the same. Biden is solid, but unexciting. I think that's what you want in a VP.

I do love that McCain is already declaring that selecting Biden is proof that Obama is running scared. This, from the man who's considering Lieberman!

Marius said...

Well that is the way of things politic. Obama could have announced the Jesus Christ himself had returned to be his running mate and the GOP would find some way to spin it in a negative light. I really hate this process.