Saturday, August 23, 2008

Biden Becomes Obama's VP

By: Harry Waisbren

Obama announced Sen. Joe Biden as his VP through a mess text message this morning at 3:00 A.M. The text message alert was shortly preceded by a few choice leaks to prominent news outlets at about 12:30, but our oh so professional press corps was absolutely freaking out due to the anticipation. Check out this video compilation from 23/6 highlighting CNN's inability to handle the anticipation like a normal American citizen sap:

Fortunately, this American sap felt positively relieved following the cold sweated fear that Obama would pick one of the democrats' main Iraq war cheer leaders like Evan Bayh. This culminated in exuberation following a hell of a speech that Biden made accepting the position, which you can watch below:

I've always been a major fan of Biden's bluntness, which was in full force today as he highlighted McCain's elitism inherrent in him not even knowing how many houses he owns. I agree wholeheartedly with John Cole that Biden's agressive yet true straight talk is not only going to be a major campaign winner but also the creator of who knows how many hilarious explosions of wingnuttery from a conservative base trying to rationalize their candidates' blatant hypocrisy.

Say what you will about Biden's policies, but there's no doubt that his politics are quite effective. Check out this greatest hits compilation of Biden zingers from the Democratic primary campaign, and just imagine the field day he's going to have when he starts focusing all his energy on a Republican party so open to ridicule that it's the equivalent of shooting dead fish in a barrel (via Matthew Yglesias):

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