Joe Biden is a bungling idiot who is better off kept away from sharp objects. One might view him as a real-life version of Ruprecht the Monkey Boy who poked himself in the precautionary-measure eye-patch with his cork topped fork.
Or is he? Maybe Biden’s ravings have all just been an act to fool our enemies into underestimating his true genius. In fact, maybe Joe Biden has been carefully stockpiling his genius for a moment when it would be actually needed. That international crisis Biden blabbed about a couple of months ago unfolds and then, BLAMMO! Out springs this political and military Washington-like genius to lead the free world to victory over evil like some Jack-in-the-box.
Me? I’ve gotta go with the “Monkey Boy” position.
The New York Times has an article on the Biden vice presidency that may not have been intended to be hilarious reading, but is nonetheless.
An editor at The Weekly Standard, the conservative magazine, wrote recently that “it may be fair to assume that Biden will be the least consequential vice president since Alben Barkley,” the little-remembered No. 2 under President Harry S. Truman.
Mr. Biden said that view was fine with him. “It’s O.K. if that’s what everyone perceives,” he said. “It’s irrelevant what the outside world perceives. What is relevant is whether or not I’m value added.”
He said he would bring more to the job than any of his predecessors, except possibly Lyndon B. Johnson. “I know as much or more than Cheney,” Mr. Biden said. “I’m the most experienced vice president since anybody.”
Mind you, a little earlier in the same article, Biden has one of his, well, his “Bidenism” moments:
“The proof of the pudding is in the eating,” Mr. Biden said in an interview Wednesday. “The Bush-Cheney relationship hasn’t tasted very good. Not a single person you can name for me” — at this point, he leaned forward in his chair, jabbed his finger in the air and punctuated his words sharply. “Look at me, now — a single one can tell you that the pudding has tasted good. Not one. Name me one serious person, liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican.
Better come up with that eyepatch and that cork, Obama. And realize that Monkey Boy could still poke his eye out with a spoon.