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Joe Biden Is the Most Interesting Politician who has no Chance of Becoming President
Washington Post ^ | July 21 | Jaime Fuller

Posted on 07/21/2014 2:37:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The New Yorker's Evan Osnos has been working on a profile about Vice President Biden for months, and it finally published this week -- with a big focus on the vice president's role in the Ukraine crisis. Osnos conducted many interviews with Biden -- and even talked to President Obama. You should read the whole thing -- especially since the New Yorker archives are now open for browsing this summer -- but here's a look at some of the most interesting tidbits.

As the wars in the Middle East have ended, Biden has shifted to smaller foreign policy priorities, although his relationships in Ukraine have also proved invaluable. Osnos sums up his foreign policy role now as "big assignments that may not have a huge political upside" especially for someone who may be eying another presidential bid.

Obama adds, “You know, when I sent him to Ukraine for the recent inauguration of Poroshenko, and he’s there, a world figure that people know, and he’s signifying the importance that we place on the Ukrainian election,” Obama went on. “And then world leaders can transmit directly to him their thoughts about how we proceed. That’s not necessarily helping him in Iowa. ”

However, his political schmoozing skills have proved invaluable in international affairs throughout his career -- and continue to come in handy. Osnos writes, "After so many years, he has an arsenal of opening lines that he can deploy in Baghdad, Beijing, or Wilmington

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; biden2016

1 posted on 07/21/2014 2:37:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I sure hope he runs and Obama backs him.

Even the 65 million idiots that voted for Obama wouldn’t support Biden.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 2:38:23 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: nickcarraway

Stand up, Joe!


3 posted on 07/21/2014 2:39:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: TigerClaws

Joe Biden:
Otherwise known as Obama’s Guarantee Against Impeachment.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 2:39:35 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: nickcarraway

Are they serious? How do you sit down with your laptop and even write this jabberwocky and moonshine?


5 posted on 07/21/2014 2:40:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: nickcarraway
Joe Biden Is the Most Interesting Entertaining Politician who has no Chance of Becoming President
6 posted on 07/21/2014 2:40:43 PM PDT by shove_it (My real nickname is Otter)
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To: nickcarraway
Good old Media letting Crazy Uncle Joe know right upfront “Don't muddy the waters for Hildabeasts rise to the Thrown”
7 posted on 07/21/2014 2:42:41 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: nickcarraway

Interesting like a clown is interesting, right?


8 posted on 07/21/2014 2:43:58 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: TigerClaws

But Joe is an expert on firearms.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW2I5LS08H8


9 posted on 07/21/2014 2:45:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

SlowJoe

probably the one candidate Hillary can beat in the 2016 D primaries.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 2:46:30 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: NFHale

The man is assassination insurance


11 posted on 07/21/2014 2:46:38 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: nickcarraway
As the wars in the Middle East have ended,



12 posted on 07/21/2014 2:52:07 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: longfellow

Brilliant move by Zero to pick him, precisely for that reason.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 2:52:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: nickcarraway

Here’s a question.

If Barack somehow died, would Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama allow Biden to be President?


14 posted on 07/21/2014 2:56:33 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How do you sit down with your laptop and even write this jabberwocky and moonshine?

Did you mean 'with' instead of 'and' ?

15 posted on 07/21/2014 3:02:01 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: nickcarraway

Biden is interesting, if you enjoy watching a severely mentally challenged person struggle with thought and speech. He, along with Pelosi, Reid and a few handfuls of other Democrat Congressmen, cover the Affirmative Action requirements for employing idiots.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 3:05:59 PM PDT by pallis
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To: UCANSEE2

It’s amazing to me how many frustrated English teachers there are here.


17 posted on 07/21/2014 3:06:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not an English teacher.

That should be obvious in that my communication to you apparently wasn’t clear.

I was trying to imply that they were able to write ‘this’ ‘jabberwocky’ while DRINKING MOONSHINE.


18 posted on 07/21/2014 3:11:27 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: nickcarraway

Anyone who thinks Joe Biden is “interesting” definitely needs to get out more.


19 posted on 07/21/2014 3:12:33 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: nickcarraway

Biden is the answer to: “What happened to Governor Lepetomane after Blazing Saddles?”


20 posted on 07/21/2014 3:14:02 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: nickcarraway
As the wars in the Middle East have ended...

Come on, you can't tell me this isn't satire. Seriously?

21 posted on 07/21/2014 3:16:03 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: F15Eagle

Barry needs to vaca in Mosul for a few rounds of “Golf”.


23 posted on 07/21/2014 3:19:17 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: eyedigress

this is a “ Big Effin Deal”


25 posted on 07/21/2014 3:21:58 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: nickcarraway

I hope he becomes President in 2015 ;)


26 posted on 07/21/2014 3:23:31 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Will steal your comments & post on Twitter)
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To: nickcarraway

Official portrait of Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

27 posted on 07/21/2014 3:38:48 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: nickcarraway

Biden / Cochran 2016!

Woo-Hoo!


28 posted on 07/21/2014 3:49:00 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: DocJhn

No kidding there.


29 posted on 07/21/2014 3:50:03 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: Jack Hammer

Joe is a geek! He should be biting the heads off chickens in a carny sideshow somewhere.


30 posted on 07/21/2014 3:54:38 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway

Really? Why can’t he have as good a chance as anyone else?
He’ll do everything Obozo does: keep up with the EBT cards, lousy foreign policy, keep us on Obozocare, let illegals in by the score, etc.
Worked for Obozo...why not Biden?


31 posted on 07/21/2014 5:17:47 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac
“...most interesting...” should read “...most ignorant and vacuous...”
32 posted on 07/21/2014 5:30:24 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: nickcarraway

Joe Biden is one of the worst pols for squeezing every last penny he can out of taxpayers for lavish living for himself and his extended family. His looting of the public treasury would make an African dictator blush.


33 posted on 07/21/2014 6:01:27 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: nickcarraway

Joe Biden is the drunk uncle you put out on the front porch!!
Heeeee Haaawww!!!


34 posted on 07/21/2014 6:22:40 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

And to make this moron president look smarter.


36 posted on 07/22/2014 5:34:44 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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