Saturday, August 23, 2008

Joe Biden- Leo McGarry for the Real World?

(I know, the Olympics are not yet over, but I am a fickle fan and as we are not winning everything anymore I'm distracted).

Barack Obama has picked Joe Biden as his running mate. He's taken him on board to counter his inexperience in foreign policy. Biden is a long time Washington insider, he is straight talking, he's not perfect and he's from North Eastern Irish Catholic roots.

In short, hes Leo. I can't help but get more and more alarmed at how this campaign is matching up with West Wing Series Seven. A nice Republican. A young and non WASP Democrat. An international issue that might have repercussions. Its nuts. Lets just hope we don't get the election day tragedy of Wing! (though the result might be nice).

5 comments:

alamedero said...

Nice republican? Where? Surely that was only on the fictional series...

jude said...

Yes.. good point well made.

greencurmudgeon said...

You and I had a similar thought:

http://www.whirledpeas.eu/2008/08/23/leo-mcbiden/

My compliments.

jude said...

Good thought green curmudgeon.. alas for a truly WW end Biden may have to make the ultimate sacrifice!

Anonymous said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7616333.stm

Saw this and thought of you.