By Wyatt Earp | August 23, 2008
Because nothing says “change,” like an arrogant ass who’s been in the Senate for 36 years.
Sen. Barack Obama has picked Delaware Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate, multiple Democratic sources tell CNN.
I’ll bet Senator Biden was honored to be chosen as second fiddle to a mainstream black guy. “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” - Joe Biden, January, 2007.
The longtime Democratic senator was long considered a likely choice for vice president, but the buzz surrounding him intensified after he returned earlier this week from a two-day trip to the Republic of Georgia after Russian troops invaded.
Well, at least the Georgians are not as offensive as those pesky Indian-Americans, right Joe? “In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian-Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7/11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”
Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, brings years of experience that could help counter GOP arguments that an Obama administration would be inexperienced on foreign policy. (H/T - CNN)
And if there is any positive to Biden, it is his foreign policy experience. Unfortunately, he does not hold Obama’s foreign policy experience in the same high regard:
“We find it a little disingenuous that Sen. Obama is hailing this as a new bold initiative when he has neglected to join his colleagues in the Senate when the opportunities have been there to redirect our forces into Afghanistan” said Biden for President Campaign Manager Luis Navarro. “It’s good to see Sen. Obama has finally arrived at the right position, but this can hardly be considered bold leadership.”
I agree. Bold leadership and Barack Hussein Obama really should never be placed into the same sentence. Biden is expected to comment on the decision, just as soon as he can plagiarize some material. Heh.
UPDATE #1: That “magic text message” the Obama campaign was going to send out to its supporters? Yeah, it arrived at 4:50am EDT - hours after most of the world knew Biden was the choice. Way to bone your supporters, there, BHO.
UPDATE #2: The McCain camp unveiled . Reply for Biden: OUCH!
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