Not to be upstaged by Mitt Romney’s announcement of Paul Ryan as his running mate, President Obama today announced that Joe Biden would be the number two man on the Democratic ticket. Biden, a former U.S. Senator, has lived in relative obscurity for the past few years, except for occasionally making headlines with now famous quotes such as, “S**t, was the microphone on just then?”
Biden said that he’s honored by his selection and is looking forward to the White House sending over some sort of job description for him to look at. “ I think it has something to do with going to state funerals the president wants to avoid. I’m sure I’ll be up to the task.” Biden pledged.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton observed, “I couldn’t be more excited by the choice. Being Vice President of the United States is an unbelievably demanding job and one I frankly wouldn’t take on. Whatshisname, the last guy, was really great and Joe’s got some big shoes to fill. I’m very much looking forward to seeing Joe more often… where’s he been?”
Some political pundits are questioning the choice citing Biden’s lack of name recognition as a potential problem. News anchor, Randall Bing suggested, “It’s always good to have a man who knows his way around Washington. There’s a lot of inside baseball and it takes a long time for a relative unknown to come up to speed.”
When asked, were he to win a second term, if he was contemplating any shake up in his cabinet, President Obama snapped, “well, there’s nothing wrong with changing the ducks in the shooting gallery once in a while. Some of these folks are pretty dinged up…and Romney’s making this “private sector” stuff look very attractive!”