As Jim Hoft, who alerted me to the cover below put it: You Know You’re the Punchline When They Start Reporting You’re No Joke
Maybe this cover is a joke.
Jennifer Rubin, who has a more honest evaluation of the Vice President (than the MSM who fawn over anything Obama, including his appointees), considered what might happen should the President and Secretary of Defense back the McChrystal approach to Afghanistan:
. . . it would be one more indication that perhaps the worst personnel decision Obama ever made was selecting Biden. Exactly what value has he added? Maybe he’ll make the president (if he rejects Biden’s counsel) look wise — and that’s a critical function for any vice president.
Sometimes I wonder if that’s the reason, the then-presumptive Democratic nominee chose the then-Delaware Senator. Obama makes himself look wise by comparison to the man who had spent over half his life in Washington when the Illinoisan started serving with him (in 2005).
With Biden, the President would have a Vice President who had, when in the Senate, almost never taken a course independent of his party. He likely assumed predicated that once ensconced at the Naval Observatory (Washington home to all Vice Presidents since Mondale), the gaffe-prone sexagenarian would easily to fall into line with all of the president’s initiatives. And Biden ever eager to get along and go along, wouldn’t raise a ruckus, or let it be leaked, if things didn’t go his way, because well, things always seemed to go his way within the Democratic caucus ’cause he always went the way of the caucus.
No one really expects the President to turn to Biden for advice. And let’s hope he doesn’t when it comes time to make a decision on Afghanistan.