One day in the official life of Vice President Joe Biden
Loyal Ticket readers may recall we've mentioned once or twice that Barack Obama was just a youngster somewhere when Joe Biden took the oath of office to become a United States senator from the little bitty state of Delaware.
Today, things have changed. Today, Joe Biden is no longer one of 100 U.S. senators. He's one of one vice president.
And you'll no doubt recall that on that special day last summer when Biden's wife was at the dentist's office getting a root canal and he went with her because she calls herself Dr. Biden, then-Sen. Obama telephoned and then-Sen. Joe said "yes" as the future president finished offering him the job.
Biden recalled later that a condition of his accepting the No. 2 position, which was important when dangerous Dick Cheney held it, was that Biden be a major partner in the work of change that the young president planned to totally transform America by the trillions.
Although being an ex-chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Biden probably should have tipped off his new boss that they don't speak Austrian in Austria.
Anyway, The Ticket regularly publishes the schedule for that very important office so that the curious public can peek in that window and keep track of the man who invented the term "drug czar" and could become president if necessary someday. Some days Biden's schedule is a blur of activities.
Here's his official schedule for today:
DAILY GUIDANCE FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT, FRIDAY APRIL 10th, 2009
The Vice President will be in Wilmington, DE. No public events are scheduled. ###"
-- Andrew Malcolm
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