Consensus: Joe in a Rout

Joe Biden: A Man for All AgesThe particular SidePockets where Thursdays I lovingly caress and stroke my hand-tooled Meucci boasts multiple TVs stationed throughout the room.

Last night half of the sets were tuned to the Vice Presidential Debate. 1

As the knife fight program progressed, I was put in mind of a couple of things Hunter S. Thompson wrote about Biden when Joe was running in the ’88 presidential election. Joe was forced to drop out of the competition when Hunter’s latest book exposed Biden’s law school cheating.

Joe Biden is gone now – or at least gone from the ’88 presidential campaign – and we are all a bit poorer for it. He was a player, and we need those people in politics. They are the ones who have defined us to ourselves as a nation of leapers and dreamers and risk-takers, an awesome world power with a lover’s sense of adventure.”

You got that sense last night from Biden, willing as he was to wade right in, blood be damned.

Hunter also once described Joe as “…a rabid weasel on speed.”

The little kid Ryan should have taken note of that, as well as the oracle’s doom:

…if you do doubt your courage or your strength, come no further, for death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth.”

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  1. The other half were split between the NFL’s Thursday night offering and whoever is still in it this late in the MLB season.

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