RedState: I think one of the saddest things in presidential politics is when a candidate for leader of the free world has to pick someone as a vice president to make him look serious. I understand picking a woman or three-toed redhaird Eskimo pygmy to appeal to a particular demographic or voting bloc, but when you pick someone to convince America that you have a non-idiot within hailing distance of the Oval Office, it is sort of embarrassing for just about everyone. Such was the case when George W. Bush…a successful two-term governor of Texas…picked Dick Cheney and when Barack Obama…an unaccomplished, do nothing, one-term senator…picked Joe Biden to be, in the vernacular of political reporters, ‘the adult in the room.’ News flash. If you need a babysitter maybe you shouldn’t be running for the presidency.
So imagine how Andrew Cuomo felt when he read in the media today that Joe Biden was saying he would be the chief of staff in a Biden White House. Not vice president, because that has been promised to someone with sniffable hair. Not secretary of defense. Not secretary of state. Chief of freakin staff. read more