Over at Washington Monthly the new blogger Steve Benen response to AP Bureau Chief Rips Obama Over VP Choice.
The latest piece from Ron Fournier, the AP's Washington bureau chief and the man responsible for directing the wire service's coverage of the presidential campaign, on Joe Biden joining the Democratic ticket, is drawing a fair amount of attention this morning. More importantly, McCain campaign staffers are pushing it fairly aggressively to other reporters, in large part because it mirrors the Republican line with minimal variation.
By choosing Biden, Fournier argues, Barack Obama is showing a "lack of confidence," and is siding with "the status quo."
To which Benen responds:
Biden may be an old pro and a DC insider, but he's anything but "the status quo."
If Biden is an old pro and DC insider - well I guess that would make Biden part of "the status quo" after all, wouldn't it? Fournier is also right when saying that picking an old dog like Biden does show a "lack of confidence" from Barack Obama. I guess McCain and Hillary got to Obama on the inexperience issue.