Friday, July 24, 2009

Did you know?

America has a vice president. His name is Joseph Biden and he used to be a senator from Delaware, although he was raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, which is where "The Office" takes place

Seriously, either Obama is so high-profile or Biden is so low-key, but I actually go through periods of time where I forget — literally forget — we have a vice president. Sure, it could be Early Onset Gen-Xer Dementia, or maybe the fact that I just have way too much sh¡t falling apart in my life (Kushibo has some major personal things going on, but that's a story for another day). 

When he warned — in the New York Times no less — that we should expect sacrifices in Afghanistan, I did a double-take. We have a vice president. And he speaks!

Really, does anyone pay any attention to him? I think the White House sort of keeps him under wraps. Even the Georgia Honor Guard (below) seems more inclined to show off the camera-glamming skills they've learned thanks to the Korea Wave than they are to pay the frickin' VP of the greatest country in the world some frickin' respect!

Seriously, when Bush43 was president, we paid attention to Cheney, if for no other reason than to see if Dick's lips moved when Georgie talked. Al Gore, though a bit stiff, was a major player in Clinton's White House (my favorite headline in the 2000 campaign: "Clinton feels Gore's woody"), and Quayle was always there to be Quayle. Biden, he's just below the radar. 

Anybody have any thoughts on how we can put Biden to good use? I mean, he takes in a huge salary, so we should have him do something besides the occasional getting up in front of a microphone and stating the obvious. At least wash my Honda. It's pretty dirty. 

[above: This bald man has no ideas. Some nerve, telling us how to run the country. He doesn't even have hair!]


  1. Actually, "The Office" takes place in Slough, England. No, vps there.

  2. Oh, come now. You know I meant the funny, popular one.

  3. I'm sure Obama's camp is purposely keeping Biden out of the spotlight for now as he was constantly putting his foot in his mouth early on...if you remember some of his comments. They'll bring him back in the news soon...maybe if he does something like accidentally shoot his hunting partner in the face or something like that.

  4. I wouldn't call it popular as the ratings indicate week after week (Popular would be "Two and a Half Men"). It's just that NBC has been in a tailspin after "Friends" and the show about nothing faded to black, and they have nothing else to fall back on. They even made a debacle out of that truly funny English import, "Coupling," a couple of years ago. Now, they are hoping that Jay Leno can salvage their Primetime lineup. I just wonder how long it will be before NBC implodes. They even tried stealing content from their sister cable networks to with incompatible synergy ("Monk" and "Psych") a couple of seasons ago.


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