Thingish Things

Trying Too Hard in China

  In every hostage-action movie, there is one fast-talking salesman who thinks he can negotiate with his captors.  He’s the first to get it.  Think Die Hard.  I can’t help but think about that character every time I see a photo of Vice President Biden in China this week.  Biden is trying too hard; he has that Nathan-Detroit […]

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Biden Time?

  I don’t think Andrew Cuomo is going be Barack Obama’s next running mate. He is too smart to board a sinking ship. But speculation about Joe Biden being replaced in the vice-presidential slot makes a whole lot of sense.  I wrote about the possibility in March. It’s not that Biden has done anything wrong.  […]

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