Opening paragraph from Mark Steyn's column today at NRO:
"In one of those inspired innovations designed to keep American classrooms on the cutting edge of educational excellence, the administration has been sending Joe Biden out to talk to schoolchildren. Last week, it was the fourth grade at Alexander B. Goode Elementary School in York, Pa., that found itself on the receiving end of the vice president’s wisdom:
Here in this school, your school, you’ve had a lot of teachers who used to work here, but because there’s no money for them in the city, they’re not working. And so what happens is, when that occurs, each of the teachers that stays have more kids to teach. And they don’t get to spend as much time with you as they did when your classes were smaller. We think the federal government in Washington, D.C., should say to the cities and states, look, we’re going to give you some money so that you can hire back all those people. And the way we’re going to do it, we’re going to ask people who have a lot of money to pay just a little bit more in taxes.
Who knew it was that easy?"
Just about every time, Joe opens his mouth, he says something stupid or inane. Steyn's article brilliantly eviscerates the logic underlying Biden's comments.
All of which raises some big questions. Does Obama gain anything by keeping Biden as his running-mate? How do you rate the chances of Obama retaining Biden? (I give Joe at a best a 1 in 3 chance). If he dumps Biden should he go Hillary or someone new (if so, which fresh-faced Democrat would help Obama)?