Just Say It, Joe!
Joe Biden, who... as... everyone... is... well aware...??... has been in Eastern Europe for a long time, continues to be amazing: "Mr. Biden shrugged off Mr. Cheney’s point that the old administration left behind a review of Afghanistan. 'Who cares what —' he said, and then stopped himself to find another way to put it. ('I can see the headline now,' said the famously free-wheeling vice president. 'I'm getting better, guys.')" The electric dog collar must have gone off. It would have been VERY CONTROVERSIAL for Joe Biden to say, "Who cares what Dick Cheney thinks?" Very Agnewian and enemy-marginalizing, as this week's news would have it. [NYT]