And so the anti-Biden backlash begins
August 23, 2008

I really should be packing right now, but this kind of irritated me:

Obama, whose mushy Iraq plan excites no one, is marrying his own’s flawed ideas — which mostly revolve around beefing up US forces in Afghanistan and unilaterally attacking Pakistan — with Biden’s discredited notion of partitioning Iraq into three squabbling mini-states.

The headline of that article, by the way, is “Biden is Worse than McCain.”

First of all, thanks again for dragging up the old, “Obama’s going to invade Pakistan” canard. But that’s not why we’re here, folks. We’re here to talk about the three-state partition plan.


Biden? Sure, why not.
August 23, 2008

This morning was kind of like Christmas morning, except instead of Santa we had Barack Obama, instead of a tree we had my cell phone, and instead of presents we had Joe Biden crouched in the living room with a shit-eating grin on his face. Which is just as weird as it sounds.

Kidding aside, Obama could have done a hell of a lot worse. I’m no fan of Biden, and if you peek back in the archives to the very beginning of my blogging career, you’ll see that in my hot-headed youth I made some, shall we say, overheated accusations against the man. But he’s a good choice, for a couple reasons:

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