Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention in Denver tonight and I am pleased to say that it has been nearly a year since I became convinced that Biden and Christopher Dodd were not the same yo-yo dieting person.
For his own sake, I do hope that Biden actually gets the Vice Presidential nomination of the Democratic Party as this speech will almost certainly be highly awkward if he does not. Given that he has the support of Barack Obama, I would have to conclude that Biden is the odds on favorite, but you never know as there have not been any caucuses or primaries held on this particular nomination and far be it from me to say the delegates will just fall in line.
Hopefully Biden will not forget to mention in his big speech that he is a valiant warrior in the War on Drugs. Perhaps he could say something like:
Fellow Americans I come to you as someone with more than promises. I come with a record of action. Nobody cares more about the scourge of illegal drugs than me. They are killing our children and are far more deadly than a certain war I voted to give Bush and Cheney the authority to start. It is only because of legislation that pushed through congress that a notorious figure like Tommy Chong spent a little time in jail. It wasn’t enough, but it was a start. And I guarantee you that in Barack Obama’s America, we will be jailing Chong not Cheney.
The scary part is that Democrats would cheer this just as they cheer every other stupid thing their leaders say. Moreover, if they had been handed them inside the building, they would probably wave signs that said, “Jail Chong Not Cheney.”
On a more serious note, since what Ralph Nader, my presidential candidate of choice, is presently doing in his campaign is not working out all that tremendously, I suggest that he run with “Arrest Cheney Not Chong” as a slogan, but make sure to leave room to play around with it. It might really intrigue people if everywhere Biden went, he was greeted with people with placards that read, “Arrest Chong Not Cheney/Obama/Biden 2008.”