Skip to comments.Joe Biden: The Rolling Stone Interview
Posted on 05/10/2013 1:07:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
There is a keen Kennedy-like vigor to Joe Biden that overwhelms any room. As was once said of Theodore Roosevelt, he, too, wants to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral. Unlike President Obama, who speaks in interviews with Hemingway-esque sparseness, Biden rambles like Thomas Wolfe, painting a robust picture of an ever-changing America where coal miners will soon be working in clean-tech jobs, gun-safety laws will be tougher and China will be reined in by the White House from poisoning the planet with megatons of choking pollutants.
Never before have a president and vice president been as close personally and professionally as Barack Obama and Joe Biden just think about the past 80 years. FDR switched out VPs with the regularity of a farmer rotating his crops. Harry Truman had little use for the lightweight Alben Barkley. Dwight Eisenhower never really trusted Richard Nixon. Historian Robert Caro just published an award-winning 736-page biography The Passage of Power that essentially chronicles JFK's deep aversion for LBJ. Nixon's selection of the pugilist Spiro Agnew in 1968 as his vice president blew up in his face a few years later: A volcanic eruption of ethics charges were levied against Agnew, and he was forced to resign. Gerald Ford and his vice president, Nelson Rockefeller, never quite jelled. Ford, in fact, asked Bob Dole to run as the VP candidate in 1976 an awful slap to Rockefeller. Although it's true that Jimmy Carter was extraordinarily close to Walter Mondale....
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Try as I might, I don't see any of John Semmens' fingerprints on this.
Biden will forever be the bridesmaid and the gravedigger.
There is enough sugar in this to put a diabetic into a serious seizure.
I wonder what Rolling Stone thinks it will get for licking Joe’s Hemmies.
God luv ya, man, aren’t you supposed to put a barf alert on an article like this?
????Kennedy like???? Kennedy had half a brain, Biden is dumber than a box of rocks.
Hard to get past that.
(I'll tell you that I didn't.)
A tabloid fellatio for Joe.
Douglas Brinkley has a long record of hagiographic treatments of Democratic politicians, but this takes his sycophancy to a new level. Joe Biden?
Famously known by the Washington press corps as "The Dumbest Man In The Senate" -- up until the moment he was named Obama's VP candidate.
Now, after five years as second banana, he's an intellectual heavyweight...???
This is beyond a (Barf Alert)
Are they preparing their readers for next year’s president?
David Brinkley is saddened at his son’s decision to hide naked ideology behind a veneer of academia.
But Joe Biden and Rolling Stone are made for each other. Both should be irrelevant anachronisms spouting cliches but in the Bizarro world of DC and the East Coast they are considered major players.