He likes to talk--and talk, and talk, some will add--and he's said his share of silly things over the years. My favorite was during one truly boring hearing--I have no memory of what it was about, if anything, and senators as they often do, were taking ten-minute turns to ask questions. Biden was maybe seven minutes into his--no question yet--when he stopped in mid-sentence and then after a thoughtful pause said, "Of course, I have no idea what I'm talking about." I didn't either, but you have to admire his candor.
He is, in fact, a smart man and he knows a good deal about foreign and military affairs, areas in which Obama's experience is limited. And he's no stranger to controversy--was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee during two of its more troubled hearings--the one that rejected Robert Bork as a Supreme Court nominee and the one that confirmed Clarence Thomas.
So, a good, experienced man. Probably a good VP, whatever that demands. He and Obama will get along, I think, and that always helps. Good pick is the vote here.
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