Here's the NYT report. I didn't stay up all night waiting to see the long-withheld news. Did you? I woke up naturally, and Obama's VP pick wasn't my first thought, but it was my third or fourth thought, and I picked up the iPhone and checked — no, not for a text message! — I wouldn't hand over my number — I checked Safari to see the news.
So it's Biden.
1. That's what we expected.
2. Why the hell did he drag it out so long?
3. Someone will be very happy and not just because I lost a bet to him.
4. Respect for Delaware, my home state, despite its piddling supply of electoral votes, instead of pandering to some better endowed, showier state.
5. Biden's a good guy, experienced.
6. Another senator, not a governor, all these senators.
7. McCain should pick a governor, and now McCain can pick Romney, because his somewhat awkward facial expressions will be fully balanced by Biden's — it's a wash, smile-wise.
8. He picked the guy who called him "clean" and "articulate," so maybe that means he's not as thin-skinned as he's seemed.
9. The man known for his orating powers has picked a man who loves to talk but is somewhat out-of-control in his speech — perhaps he sees him as some kind of counterpart, for Obama has plenty of verbal glitches when he's speaking spontaneously.
10. That 3 a.m. text-time will needle hold-out Hillary lovers.
11. What do I really think of Biden? I should go back over my old posts tagged "Biden" and see what I've said over the years. But that will be the next post. [Done here.]