Diary

Don't Be Fooled

Politicians do not voluntarily limit their own powers, unless they are named “George Washington.” So when you read this story and its claims that Joe Biden believes the power of the Vice Presidency ought to be scaled back, for the name “Joe Biden” substitute “Barack Obama.”

I wonder how Biden feels. He has gone from being his own boss and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to . . . well . . . this. And he will never run for President (in 2016, he will be one year older than John McCain was this year when he ran). There had better be a lot of funerals overseas, or else, the Vice President-elect is going to get really bored, really quickly.

And he may talk in public about his boredom in his inimitable way. And won’t that be fun to listen to?