So. Gates for SecDef, Clinton for SecState, Jones for NSA.

That’s pretty much the lineup.

Do you know what this means?

It means that Joe Biden is going to be the single most useless Vice President in the history of the Vice Presidency – which is impressive, considering the people that we’ve had populating that office. He’s going to go from being Senate Foreign Relations Chair to The Guy Waiting To See If Obama Keels Over. Because if the President-elect wanted Biden to have any kind of substantive job with foreign affairs, we’d be hearing stories about Biden’s continuing input and presence. In fact, we’d hear stories about Biden, period. I mean, shoot, he’s probably not even going to get to do all the really cool foreign visits that Vice Presidents get to do. After all, that’s what Bill Hillary (and her husband comes along) is for.

And Biden will never, ever, be President of the United States.

It’s weird. I’ll start to sorry for the man, but then I’ll remember the day that he decided that he wanted this job more than anything else in the world, and then… I’ll stop.