Well, barring any alternate reality imposing itself, Joe Biden would appear to be the older, whiter half of the Democratical ticket that is busily scrambling toward the imaginary centre in the current American preznitial election. I've had a quick jog through some of the bigger political sites from our southern pals on the left and the consensus seems to be that at least it wasn't Satan. He didn't pick Satan. It could have been Satan. Or Joe Lieberman. Biden appears to be receiving a welcome worthy of a desperate compromise at best and a drunken night of regret at worst.
Some of the same folks that screamed at me for questioning the ascendance of Barack Obama are now kicking their toes in the dirt and rationalizing the choice of Biden as his running mate. He's the attack dog, he was mean to Giuliani, he's older and whiter and Catholic. A lot of the commentariat appear to be trying to convince themselves that it isn't a sell out, crap waffle of a choice and more than a few are spitting in disgust. Way to go hopes, dreams and ponies ticket!