Way back in August, I described Joe Biden as "kind of a bozo." But then the whole world decided that they either hated or loved Sarah Palin, and everybody decided that therefore, through some sort of reverse osmosis process, Biden must be a Steady Hand on the Tiller etc etc.
Nah, he`s a garrulous old hack, which isn`t the worst thing in the world, but it`s the wrong thing in a Vice President. The VP is supposed to be the next best thing to the President, which means people (especially foreigners, who don`t know any better) listen to him, which means he isn`t supposed to talk too much. He`s supposed to just stand there looking sad while they lower the dictator of Bebukustan into the ground. Al Gore was good at that.
Biden`s not. Every so often, he just can`t control himself, and then you get incidents like "I think I have a much higher I.Q. than you do.``