My only question is …

… Who would Biden pick for VP?

32 Comments!

  1. Posted June 9, 2013 at 2:06 pm |

    Hillary.

    I figured out that this whole thing is a ploy to get her into the White House as #2, where she and her minions can run Biden. Get Christie in as the Republican nomination, and voila! Clinton Rule redux.

    The Clintons are playing a really long game.

    Or, not.

  2. Posted June 9, 2013 at 2:06 pm |

    …or, am I not paranoid enough??

  3. jlw
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm |

    hank “guam tips over” johnson

  4. Posted June 9, 2013 at 2:17 pm |

    Appeasement of the mindless masses requires someone who ‘cares’ … Princess Nancy?

  5. SteveHGraham
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 2:41 pm |

    We’ve all joked about Obama’s Biden insurance, but it has become obvious that Biden is the by-far-lesser of two evils.

    And he would be lots of fun, and no one would pay any attention to him, except as entertainment.

  6. MikeG
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm |

    Ideed, Steve(5). Incompetence would be easier to fix than the mixture of incompetence and evil.

  7. Posted June 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm |

    Not only do I think Biden would do less damage, but he’d also have the, ahem, encouragement of seeing the more or less metaphorical vision of his predecessor swaying in the breeze from the gibbet in the Rose Garden.

    If I were Biden, or anyone else in the current WH political staff, and it looked like The Zero was about to be impeached or convicted, I’d hightail it out of D.C. as fast as I could. At night. And never be seen or heard from again.

  8. DougM (ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ)
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm |

    jlw (3)
    Made me *ptooie* my seegar, that did.

  9. John A
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 4:15 pm |

    Would Biden necessarily “appoint” a VP?

    And if so, any NYT editor would do. Though I might suggest the theater critic.

  10. DougM (ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ)
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm |

    Michelle?

  11. Dave
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 4:56 pm |

    Who picked Biden? That would be the clean articulate black guy.

  12. CAPT Mike
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 4:57 pm |

    Howdy John (9),
    as we’ve already been down this road, the obvious answer is that yes, if Biden were to become POTUS due to Obama leaving office before his term ends, then yes the VP elevated to POTUS would appoint a VP, subject to confirmation by the Senate.
    Have no idea who Joe trusts, but it’s a given that he would want to run for another term.

    Best Regards,

  13. mech
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm |

    Even if the speaker o’ the house were elevated to the post by alleged succession tradition, would that be a help?

    Well our current speaker, that is.

  14. rickn8or
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 6:12 pm |

    I’ll go with leelu’s assessment, with the stipulation that Hillary would NOT be Biden’s “choice”, but the person he’d select.

    And were I Joe, I’d have the position of Food Taster filled before Hillary takes the oath, just in case she offered me some of her home-baked Bitter Almond Crunch cookies.

  15. sunshine is good
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 6:18 pm |

    Speaking of Impeachment and wanting to get my opinion on record again, and to say that the evidence is findable under discovery:

    The Heroes of Benghazi should be considered for medals being awarded for valor on up to the highest possible.

    Our heroes actions stand in stark contrast to the missing man of Benghazi.

    Doesn’t someone, somewhere, in all of the data bases he is now keeping, have records of where the Missing Man of Benghazi was that night?

  16. JoeBandMember ≠
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 6:31 pm |

    The appropriate method is to bring charges of treason involving election fraud, among other things clearly obvious, on multiple counts, that would throw the whole lot out.

    One who does not legally and constitutionally hold the office cannot be impeached.

    Any of this would require a large degree of courage and or intestinal fortitude, which is nearly non existent anywhere in Congress or the SCOTUS.

    Maybe if there’s anything left of the republic when Obamasthesia finally wears off…

  17. JoeBandMember ≠
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm |

    The Constitution states that the succession of power would next be the Speaker Of The House. Remember Gerald Ford when Agnew resigned, and how he became President when Nixon resigned?

    Please read the constitution. And unrevised history.

  18. Posted June 9, 2013 at 6:37 pm |

    Impeachment. Ain’t. Gonna. Happen. Don’t even try.

    No way we’ll ever impeach the first half-black president. His skin color is protecting him.

    I really don’t give a rat’s @$$ what color his skin is. I care about the man’s character, which I find sorely lacking. But a lot of people do care about his skin color, and evidently the true racists are the ones in charge these days.

  19. JoeBandMember ≠
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 6:38 pm |

    Dammit, now there’s helicopters over my house again.

  20. jlw
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm |

    @17 joebandmember

    please read the 25th amendment (1967) and unrevised history.
    after Ford become president, his vice president was rockefeller. nominated by ford, approved by the senate.

  21. DougM (ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ)
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 7:45 pm |

    Biden’s got a problem as President.
    In order to garner himself some impeachment insurance,
    he needs to find a VP dumber an’ more obnoxious than himself.
    I mean, he’s gonna hafta draft somebody from MSNBC to achieve that.

  22. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted June 9, 2013 at 7:53 pm |

    ^ Keith Olbermann on line one Mr. Vice President!

  23. TimO
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 5:20 am |

    “President Biden, who is your pick?”

    Biden: “Potato!!”

  24. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 6:31 am |

    The *mere thought*of Plugs being CINC caused this retired Marine to do two things:

    1. Crush a 1/4 lb. coffee mug into powder!

    2. Draft a telegram to CNO and CMC, recommending loading the entire fucking Marine Corps on the entire fucking US Navy ships—–and sailing into Chesapeke Bay to drop anchor and prepare for the largest amphibious landing, the world has ever seen!!!!!!!!!!

  25. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 7:15 am |

    the largest amphibious landing, the world has ever seen
    Actually ColJ, I’d like to see that next week, with Nuremburg type action the month after.

  26. TomR,armed in Texas
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 9:31 am |

    Doug – “dumber and more obnoxious than Biden himself’“. Maxine Waters.

  27. DougM (ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ)
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 10:22 am |

    ^ Yeah, there are more, but it’s kind of a short list, ain’t it?
    Missy (22) named the name I didn’t use, ’cause I couldn’t even remember that jackass’ name.

  28. rick
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 11:33 am |

    It’s obvious. He’d pick Barack Obama, then resign. Then Obama would pick Biden as his VP.

  29. mojo
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 11:42 am |

    A Veep who becomes Prez appoints a new VP, subject to confirmation by both houses of Congress. See Johnson, or Ford (but Ford was before the resignation).

  30. Fat Baxter
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 3:36 pm |

    Hillary. Biden would do it for the party.

    The VP slot would get her back in the national spotlight, and arguably would give her a leg up on all the current issues, so she could then have a very credible shot in 2016. The Left would eat it up. The media would cast her as “inevitable.”

    I don’t think Biden presents as a credible presidential candidate in 2016. He might make a run in the primaries, but most anyone with two firing brain cells can out-perform him.

  31. DougM (ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ)
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm |

    ^ Dooooon’t say “HIllary” and “leg up” in the same comment.

  32. Fat Baxter
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 7:42 pm |

    ^^ Give me *some* credit! At least I didn’t say “Hillary” and “legs spread” in the same comment. That would be cruel.