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The Dog likes Vice President Joe Biden, warts and all….So does the White House…

Obama, Biden meet EU leaders

The White House does so much that if you haven’t noticed there is a Joe Biden story almost every few days….

Joe Biden in the Middle East…..

Joe Biden on the Brooklyn Bridge….

Joe Biden dealing with Congressional issues….

I said from the Jump that Biden would be a perfect fit with the young President….

and he has been…

Thankful to cap his career with a move to the second spot in the executive branch……He has excelled and shined in the position….while helping his boss to navigate the tricky holes in the road that being the nation top politician has coming at him….

Joe Biden…with flare…and color………and bumps…..

We’ll take him…..

Senior adviser David Axelrod and press secretary Robert Gibbsconcluded that they needed a “peer” who could punch back against Cheney: Vice President Biden.

On Saturday night, Feb. 13, Biden said in an interview pre-taped from the Olympics in Vancouver for NBC’s “Meet the Press” that his predecessor is “not entitled to rewrite history. . . . He’s factually, substantively wrong.” The next morning, after his staff briefed him on Cheney’s appearance, Biden said on CBS’s “Face the Nation”: “That’s Dick Cheney. Thank God the last administration didn’t listen to him at the end.”

Whoever won the exchange, this much is clear: One year after a series of self-inflicted wounds, Biden’s image has been transformed from bumbler to big blanking deal. His rehabilitation follows a concerted media strategy that has positioned him as the administration’s top on-air spokesman, buttressed by a broader White House role and a stronger relationship with President Obama.

“There is a plain-spokenness and candor and bluntness to the way Biden presents himself that really cuts through the din out there,” Axelrod says. “Sometimes that can create a little hiccup here or there. But the upside so outweighs the downside that I don’t give it a second thought.”


Biden has been able to leverage his long-standing relationships with national journalists, lunching with such columnists as Joe Klein, E.J. Dionne and David Brooks. His communications director, Jay Carney, a former Time correspondent, guided the media strategy, which became an easier sell when the president put Biden in charge of the $787 billion Recovery Act and the drawdown in Iraq while dispatching him to 21 foreign countries (including this week’s swing through Egypt, Kenya and South Africa). Biden’s office began accepting more interview requests.

“We as a staff knew we had to do a better job of communicating what his role in the administration was,” says Klain, adding that they always consult with Obama’s inner circle: “We’ve never gone rogue.”

The new approach reaped benefits with an October cover story in Newsweek — written with ample cooperation from Biden — headlined “Why Joe Is No Joke.” The piece said the vice president could still be “irrepressible and long-winded” but that “his persistence and truth telling have paid off,” especially in the debate over Afghanistan.

“There was this conventional wisdom in the press corps and Washington elite institutions that Biden was gaffe-prone and that some questions were beginning to emerge about his relationship with Obama,” says Managing Editor Dan Klaidman. “A lot of us have covered Biden for a long time and know there’s a real core of seriousness there.”


As the West Wing’s confidence in him grew, Biden began appearing in alternative venues — such as “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central — where the risks of an errant joke were greater. In April, at the suggestion of White House aide Valerie Jarrett, he visited the ladies of ABC’s “The View.”

With Biden sporting a bright lavender tie, the topics ranged from Iran toSarah Palin to why, after his first wife died in a 1972 car accident, he proposed to Jill five times (“It was worth it, man”). Even the panel’s resident conservative, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, was charmed: “Mr. Vice President, you’re a pretty cool guy, I have to say.”

So does the Dog……



June 10, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates |


  1. I just watched his Kenya speech, he’s a real good man. And in many ways a better speaker than his boss.. I’m so tired of the tecchie remote analysis, and Joe speaks from his heart. A great relief – and inspirational, too..

    Comment by talkandpolitics | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  2. I agree 100% with you…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  3. And it is resfreshing….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 10, 2010 | Reply


    you want honesty


    Well I guess WE have to scrap the $787 billion dollar line

    after December 2009

    that number became INFINITE

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  5. Leal was alweays impressed by the “honesty” of Bush and Cheney

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  6. Leal was alweays impressed by the “honesty” of Bush and Cheney

    Actually I was disappointed about the LACK of honesty

    about PRIOR KNOWLEDGE about the September 11 attacks

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 10, 2010 | Reply

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