Friday, April 20, 2007

A vacancy sign behind the eyes

Senator Joe Biden spoke at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York on Friday and drew a comparison between the massacre at Virginia Tech, the genocide in Darfur, and the remark by Don Imus about the Rutgers women's basketball team.

According to the Associated Press report, Biden complained that Republicans had "wallowed in the politics of polarization." Then the U.S. Senator from Delaware said this:

"I would argue, since 1994 with the Gingrich revolution, just take a look at Iraq, Venezuela, Katrina, what's gone down at Virginia Tech, Darfur, Imus. Take a look. This didn't happen accidentally, all these things."

There, in three sentences, you can witness the final, fiery crash of Joe Biden's presidential hopes.

It's too hard to follow the logic that blames Newt Gingrich for the Iraq war, a socialist regime in Venezuela, a hurricane, a South Korean madman, a Sudanese bloodbath and an idiotic racial insult by a radio host who thought he was kidding around.

It's easier to say that Senator Biden's lights are on, but nobody's home.

A minute before Senator Biden started blaming all the world's ills on "the politics of polarization," he was pitching his plan for a three-way partition of Iraq, with patrolled borders keeping the ethnic groups permanently separated.

There is some good news for Senator Biden. Eventually he'll be able to pay off his campaign debts by renting out the space behind his eyes.

Copyright 2007