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After Cheney, Biden well on his way to 'restoring' vice presidency [BARF]
Baltimore Sun ^ | July 28, 2009 | By Jules Witcover-Wanker

Posted on 07/28/2009 7:00:24 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Six months ago, embarking on the vice presidency, Joe Biden listed among his top priorities "restoring" the office to its proper constitutional role in the wake of the eight-year tenure of predecessor Dick Cheney.

It's early to attempt a reliable assessment of his achievement of that goal. But at the half-year mark, he has from all appearances made a good start, if only because nobody is suggesting, as often was the case with Mr. Cheney, that Mr. Biden is really running the country.

Nor has there has been talk of the vice president stealthily at work from an "undisclosed location," whispering conspiratorially into the ear of the president. That was a common image cooked up by Mr. Cheney's critics with, as we eventually found out, some validity.

Mr. Biden in the past has been criticized as a loose cannon who lacks self-discipline, not unnoticed at times by Mr. Obama. But after six months as vice president, Joe Biden seems to be making headway toward reestablishing the office as a constructive, not dominant, part of the nation's leadership team.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: bigtime; hairplug; wanker

1 posted on 07/28/2009 7:00:24 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So...the proper role of the VP is a joke? Um...OK, fine.


2 posted on 07/28/2009 7:01:26 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is his name really Wanker.

LOL. It fits.


3 posted on 07/28/2009 7:01:40 AM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Restoring it to what? An easy laugh or two? Who knew VP was really the court jester. *LOL* Liberals really are stupid. You can educate the dumb, but you can’t fix stupid.


4 posted on 07/28/2009 7:03:10 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (I AM JIM THOMPSON! Huckaboob is Joy Behar's Favorite Republican RuPaul=W.Jennings Bryant of today.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
By Jules Witcover-Wanker

WANKER.....

'Nuff said.

5 posted on 07/28/2009 7:04:41 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

” ‘restoring’ vice presidency “

‘... bucket of warm spit...’


6 posted on 07/28/2009 7:06:32 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"...nobody is suggesting...that Mr. Biden is really running the country."

Perhaps because Biden is an imbecile and everyone knows it.

7 posted on 07/28/2009 7:10:27 AM PDT by wny
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"...he has from all appearances made a good start, if only because nobody is suggesting, as often was the case with Mr. Cheney, that Mr. Biden is really running the country..."

It's hard to comprehend how this might but be true, but it seems to me that it's too bad that Biden isn't running the country.

8 posted on 07/28/2009 7:11:00 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Mr. Biden in the past has been criticized as a loose cannon who lacks self-discipline,"......Really?
9 posted on 07/28/2009 7:11:28 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No world leader laughed at Vice President Cheney.

Biden is the buffoon of the century. Never have had such an imbecile in that office, never in history.


10 posted on 07/28/2009 7:12:56 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It's amazing someone got paid to produce this article. It's basically a post on DU.
11 posted on 07/28/2009 7:14:37 AM PDT by Vision (Obama is a jive turkey)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Joe Biden listed among his top priorities "restoring" the office to its proper constitutional role in the wake of the eight-year tenure of predecessor Dick Cheney.

I guess if one means returning it to the 'bucket of warm spit' status, Smilin Joe is doing just fine.

12 posted on 07/28/2009 7:15:37 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
LOL! The libs are proud that their new VP is a plagiarizing, ineffective, mealy mouthed afterthought of a gaffe machine. Too funny!
13 posted on 07/28/2009 7:16:05 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Uncle Ike

Ha! GMTA! I just posted that before I saw your response!


14 posted on 07/28/2009 7:16:32 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

15 posted on 07/28/2009 7:19:20 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Impeach the sumbeech)
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To: SuziQ

” I just posted that before I saw your response! “

Great minds think alike... ;~)


16 posted on 07/28/2009 7:19:43 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
nobody is suggesting, as often was the case with Mr. Cheney, that Mr. Biden is really running the country.

Nobody with any sense would suggest Biden could run a popsicle stand.

17 posted on 07/28/2009 7:22:58 AM PDT by San Jacinto (/i)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ah ha ha ha ha ha...

Oh, ha ha ha...

Wa ha ha ha ha...

Stop it, you’re killin’ me!

Can you believe this “stuff”. Amazing...

Biden has devalued the position to nothingness. Tell me it doesn’t freak people out to think of that guy being one breath from the Presidency. And if it doesn’t, it sure as hell should. The guy is unhinged.


18 posted on 07/28/2009 7:24:23 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If you turn up your speaker volume, you can actually hear kissing noises.


19 posted on 07/28/2009 7:25:00 AM PDT by kromike
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To: DoughtyOne
Is this the same Jules Witcover of the Jack Germon & Jules Witcover columnist team ? When did Witcover add another name to his name ?
20 posted on 07/28/2009 7:28:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Same guy, with more accurate name.


21 posted on 07/28/2009 7:28:54 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Witcover-Wanker is clearly living in some parallel universe. He had better hope they don’t have 7-11s there or his image of Biden won’t hold up for long.


22 posted on 07/28/2009 7:29:08 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Jules Witcover

23 posted on 07/28/2009 7:34:03 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: rod1

Wanker's idea of the proper role for the President and Vice-President.
24 posted on 07/28/2009 7:36:41 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Biden Gets a Biographer

November 13, 2008

Vice presidents need biographers too, and veteran political columnist and author Jules Witcover has stepped in to fill the void.

Mr. Witcover recently inked a deal to write a biography of Vice president-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.. According to William Morris executive editor Henry Ferris, the book is likely to hit shelves by the fall of 2010.

Mr. Ferris also edited Barack Obama’s first book, “Dreams from My Father.”


25 posted on 07/28/2009 7:36:46 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: NativeNewYorker

Did he get married ?


26 posted on 07/28/2009 7:41:01 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Jule Witcover

8/24/2005
In his farewell column to Baltimore readers last week, veteran Sun political commentator Jules Witcover vented his spleen at the “unnecessary and calamitous” war in Iraq, not his employer of 24 years.

“My principal regret in leaving this space in The Sun,” he wrote, “is that my readers in Baltimore will no longer read my views on what I consider the most critical crisis facing this country for the foreseeable future.”


27 posted on 07/28/2009 7:41:13 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
Is he from Wanker County?...then it makes sense!
28 posted on 07/28/2009 7:42:51 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: kcvl
“is that my readers in Baltimore will no longer read my views on what I
consider the most critical crisis facing this country for the foreseeable future.”

...looks like this (IMHO) 'ol b@st@rt (like 0) needs
precisely grounded glasses.


29 posted on 07/28/2009 7:47:34 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the poor (foolish) voter: Welcome to MY DeathCARE ® You Sucker... Now Die! :^)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I’m not familiar with the guy but here is his tag at the bottom of the article. “Jules Witcover is a syndicated columnist and former longtime writer for The Baltimore Sun.”

I believe he was bounced around 2005 as a result of cutbacks. None the less, this is another commentary from him.

Ref:

http://www.citypaper.com/news/story.asp?id=10437


31 posted on 07/28/2009 7:52:11 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Witcover


32 posted on 07/28/2009 8:04:33 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: kcvl

I am trying to get my mind around the concept of a grown man writing a biography about that worthless sack of poop, Biden.


33 posted on 07/28/2009 8:06:57 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
nobody is suggesting, as often was the case with Mr. Cheney, that Mr. Biden is really running the country

Yes, confidence in Joe running anything is non-existent. And she writes it as if it's a good thing.

34 posted on 07/28/2009 8:10:35 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: kcvl
So this typist is also writing a book on the wonderfulness of Joe Biden.

I hope they're paying him a lot of money. There can't be a harder job in the publishing world than writing an entire book where Joe Biden is portrayed as intelligent, thoughtful, influential, and competent.

It'd be like trying to sell tuna-flavored ice cream.

35 posted on 07/28/2009 8:16:56 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rhombus

I realize your question is rhetorical -— My understanding is that the proper role of the Vice-president is to provide support/council/advice to the President and to serve in whatever role the President asks him to serve, which I believe is exactly what Vice-President Cheney did. Just because it was suggested that the Vice-President really ran the country does not mean that he did.


36 posted on 07/28/2009 8:28:22 AM PDT by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: rwa265

I thank God every day that Gore and Kerry were not elected.


37 posted on 07/28/2009 8:29:16 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport and school records.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They told me if I voted for John McCain we’d have a babbling idiot one heartbeat away from the presidency. I voted for John McCain and sure enough, they were right.


38 posted on 07/28/2009 8:29:44 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Puppage

oh no...his name really isn’t Wanker
folks: stop editing the names! if his name was really wanker that would be funny


39 posted on 07/28/2009 8:39:12 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: ari-freedom

Haw Haw, I think its supposed to be his profession.
You know, like Dougie Howser MD.


40 posted on 07/28/2009 11:37:16 AM PDT by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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