"Worst Week in Washington": Joe Biden
Here's a preview of my Sunday "Worst Week in Washington" column in which Joe Biden is compared to Rodney Dangerfield.
Vice President Biden was the Rodney Dangerfield of Washington politics last week: He didn't get no respect.
An offhand comment on CNN by The Washington Post's Bob Woodward suggesting that Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton might swap jobs in advance of the 2012 election led to a media feeding frenzy. (Among frenzies, it's the best kind.)
Despite immediate denials from the White House and Clinton, questions swirled. Who would be the better pick? Is the White House unhappy with Biden? Does Clinton want back into the world of electoral politics (in 2012 or, more deliciously, 2016)?
None of the questions painted a good picture of Biden, who was left looking like the odd man out. That portrait is ironic given that, by all accounts, the vice president is a trusted adviser on matters of foreign policy (among other topics) in the White House.
| October 8, 2010; 2:00 PM ET
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