Biden Won't Rescue a Spluttering Obama

I haven't been able to get a good comedic feel for tonight's vice presidential debate between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden.  It's easy to lampoon President Obama.  He's a pretentious, long-winded, self-important bore of a snob.  That's a gimme, humor-wise.  But with all his gaffes, kookiness, and thinning hair plugs, Biden virtually defies lampooning.  Just how do you satirize someone whose only redeeming -- almost charming -- quality is that he's the closest thing to self-satire we're ever likely to see again in the vice presidency during our lifetimes? There may be some method to Biden's goofy madness, though, and he could very well be playing us all for suckers.  After all, he's able to get away with saying and doing things that would get the rest of us shunned by even our closest friends and family.  That's a rare gift. I have a confession to make.  I was so certain that Mitt Romney was going to trounce Obama last Wednesday night that I wrote a...(Read Full Article)

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