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Young Handsome Beau Biden Will Ride Dad's Trans-Am To Delaware Governor's Mansion
This is nice: Old Handsome Joe Biden's son Beau, the Attorney General of Delaware, announced today that he won't be seeking reelection to a third term in office this year, so that he can concentrate on running for governor in 2016. In a statement, he says that the governor thing just sort of snuck up on him and began taking over his mind, the result of finding a magical ring in a dragon's cave:
Over the past few months, as I’ve been planning to run for reelection, I have also been giving a great deal of thought to running for Governor in 2016. What started as a thought — a very persistent thought — has now become a course of action that I wish to pursue ... After careful consideration, I have concluded that it is not right to ask for your support in 2014, knowing that my focus would be divided between doing my job as Attorney General while at the same time running as a candidate for Governor.
That's really pretty considerate of him, we think, and seems kind of unusual -- isn't the usual script to announce your reelection campaign, then deny that you have any definite plans for higher office until suddenly, a year and some into your new term, The People call you to serve?
Biden has been a pretty popular AG, though it's not yet clear how the obscenely short sentence in the Robert H. Richards IV child molestation case may affect his popularity. While Richards's prosecution and the plea deal that kept him out of jail weren't handled at the level of Biden's office, it was still on his watch, so it may be a good thing that he'll have two years to practice preparing for the inevitable negative ads and debate questions.
He also underwent "treatment at a cancer center" -- though that careful media locution is apparently quite different from "treatment for cancer" -- last year, and his doctor now says he has a "clean bill of health."
We can't in a million years imagine that anyone would try to make an issue of that, though.
[ WaPo ]
Follow Doktor Zoom on Twitter. He sure is glad he doesn't get caught up in the Biden cult of personality. It's not like he worships the water OHJB walks or anything.