Awesome Person of the Week: Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden: Can I borrow a few bucks, boss?  Obama: No. Quit asking.

Biden: Can I borrow a few bucks, boss? Obama: No. Quit asking.

We all know about the last Vice President we had.  Dick Cheney.  When this is all over, he’s going to be richly blamed for two wars, a ruined economy, thousands of troop deaths and, well, just being a bad person.  Who isn’t Dick Cheney?  Vice President Joe Biden.  Did you know that he’s going to Georgia right now to inspect flood damage?  Did you know that he is one of the voices that President Obama is listening to when it comes to Afghanistan strategies?  Did you know he’s in charge of the Stimulus money?  That’s our Joe Biden, man of the people and slowly going bald.  Yeah, he puts his foot in his mouth sometimes. (“Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see ya.” –-Joe Biden, to Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, Columbia, Missouri, Sept. 12, 2008) But he is a long-time statesman who is doing what a good Vice President does:  vicing.  Yes.  Vicing.  Vice President is a vicing expert.  And, no, I might not have used the word “vicing” correctly.  I don’t think that’s even a word.  What does the President say about being Vice President Joe Biden?

Asked what kind of impact Vice President Biden has, President Barack Obama told Stahl, “He’s pretty fearless in offering his opinions. He’s oftentimes willing to make the contrarian argument. The one that runs against conventional wisdom. And really forces people to think and defend their positions, and that ends up being very valuable for me.”

Even when Joe Biden is obviously drunk on stage, like this time:

That’s our Joe!

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