Wednesday, November 26, 2008

For Biden, No portfolio but the role of a trusted counselor. 
That's how the Obamanauts are framing the decision to make Biden the "shitty-little-jobs-officer" of the administration - except that they don't even want to give him "shitty-little-jobs."

So far, Mr. Biden has not been given a defined portfolio, the way Al Gore was given the environment and technology in 1992. And Mr. Obama’s aides say they do not expect Mr. Biden to assume the kind of muscular role that Vice President Dick Cheney has played over the last eight years, although he is expected to put out a number of fires.

“I’m sure that there will be discrete assignments over time,” said David Axelrod, a senior adviser to the president-elect. “But I think his fundamental role is as a trusted counselor. I think that when Obama selected him, he selected him to be a counselor and an adviser on a broad range of issues.”

Shoot...maybe Axelrod should have gotten the VP slot. It's obvious that Obama has more confidence in his abilities. Then again, that probably speaks well of the Anointed One's judgment.

I can see the first White House dinner:

Splash, out


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Good Ol' Joe Biden is simply Obama's life insurance policy. And if necessary, he can go out and throw himself on any political grenades that happen to roll up.
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