The Airing of Grievances
Friday, October 29, 2004
Secretary of State Biden?
According to this report, if Kerry gets the presidential nod he will appoint Senator Joseph Biden as Secretary of State. Definite thumbs up here. Have always liked Biden. A no nonsense type of cat who shoots about as straight as any politician. A few other things in his favor. One, he seems to have a great sense of the real threats facing our country (before they smack us in the face):

The day before the attacks [of Setpember 11], Senator Joseph Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, almost prophetically warned of an exclusive focus on missile defenses. He cited the Joint Chiefs to support his view that a strategic nuclear attack ''is less likely than regional conflicts or major theater wars or terrorist attacks at home and abroad.'' If we spend billions on missile defense, he feared, ''we will have diverted all that money to address the least likely threat while the real threats come into this country in the hold of ship, or the belly of a plane or are smuggled into a city in the middle of the night in a vial in a backpack."
Two, I feel very comfortable that an upfront person like him will not be the type of unaccountable – I can make no mistake buffoons – that we have running things now. Three, with the strength of character he clearly seems to have we can be sure that in four years AofG regular Nordy will not be saying anything like this:

[Biden] has turned into a spineless bitch and deserves whatever amount of scorn comes his way. He had the credibility to stop this disaster ... from ever happening. But he decided to roll over, just so he could keep getting his tummy scratched. What makes it all so funny is that instead of rewarding his doggy tricks, his masters decided to kick him instead.
So, all in all, I’d be pretty cool with Biden getting the nod. One thing worries me though, the guy just might get so worked up that his head will explode. Other than that (notwithstanding the plagiarism incident of ’88), he’s fine with me.
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