Opinion: Joe Biden update: Off to Africa now for some reason


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Because of the ongoing crisis of the gulf oil spill, the stubborn reluctance of the private sector to create many new jobs after 15 months of billion-dollar stimulus spendings and the emotional and political volatility surrounding the Arizona illegal immigrant law, Vice President Joe Biden has been dispatched to Africa for a while.

Obviously, Democratic President Barack Obama feels he can handle the pressure alone of yet another major presidential music party and any more job offers to rebel Democrats. Not to mention the nation’s $13,000,000,000,000 national debt, which under his administration is now projected to surpass the nation’s entire economic output.

According to a White House trip outline, Biden will meet with ‘key leaders’ in Egypt, Kenya and South Africa, as opposed to irrelevant leaders. The former legislator, who became a senator when Obama was just a sixth-grader, will discuss what’s usually described as a range of important bilateral and regional issues.


Then in South Africa, since Biden did such a good job watching the opening of the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver earlier this year, he will watch the opening of the 2010 World Cup. As well as a U.S. men’s game.

Meanwhile back at the White House, Obama addressed another party of well-dressed legislators and cabinet members before heading over to historic Ford’s Theatre for a celebratory show Sunday night.

Because of abundant criticism that he’s enjoying Paul McCartney and other cool artists during the country’s worst-ever environmental disaster and playing golf instead of attending things like the funeral of Poland’s president, Obama did acknowledge during pre-party remarks the suffering of brothers and sisters on the gulf coast.

‘But tonight,’ he said, ‘we will celebrate not only music, song and performances, but also the incredible legacy of Ford’s Theatre and some award recipients who have done so much to help others in this country and around the world.’

The Obama White House ignored the 66th anniversary of the World War II D-Day landing, but one guest, Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, took the occasion to remind everyone, ‘Security is not something that comes from the barrel of a gun.’ The Obama-assisted party Sunday night featured luminaries such as George Lopez and Kelly Clarkson. Regular people will be permitted to watch it on ABC next month on July 2 as a fake July 4th show.

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-- Andrew Malcolm

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