August 23, 2008

The good news...

... is that The Obama did not pick Chet Edwards (still hating on you, douchebag! Are we the only people in the Tex-o-sphere who really think this guy is a walking, talking, pile of pond scum?) to be our Vice Presidential nominee.

He did (and you had to know the bad news was coming, right?) pick the Senator from MBNA, Joe Biden of Delaware. Mostly because of his foreign relations experience since he's all the time negotiating cease-fires, treaties and trade pacts. But let's focus on his previous life as the Senator for the Credit Card issuers...

Keep in mind that Biden wasn't intimidated into voting for the Bankruptcy Bill in 2005. The guy OWNS his seat and will until he either retires or dies. He not only voted for it, he actually worked to bring other D votes to it in an effort to reach a bipartisan consensus with the Republicans on a bill that allowed a hospital or doctor to take your home for unpaid (and grossly inflated) medical bills. It also made sure that unsecured creditors could take your house as well. Isn't that nice?

The real jewel was making it almost impossible to obtain a bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the code. For the uninitiated, that's the type of bankruptcy that allows an overwhelmed debtor to wipe the slate clean and start over. It's a cornerstone of our country, the ability to a debtor to seek the relief of bankruptcy. Of course, there were always those who abused and gamed the system. Rather than going after those people by giving courts more latitude, Congress (including Joe Biden) decided instead to go the other way and restrict everyone's access to the courts.

Some say Joe is a fighter. That remains to be seen. What we do know is that he's been an unabashed defender of financial corporations vs. consumers for decades. But then, of course, so has McCain. At least The Obama doesn't have that baggage.

No, I'm not excited. How can you be over an old man who eats soup at lunch with reporters?

Posted by mcblogger at August 23, 2008 12:50 PM

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Well then, no soup for you!

Posted by: Mayor McSleaze [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 23, 2008 03:33 PM

Pity, that. Since I like soup so much and all.

Posted by: mcblogger [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 24, 2008 01:46 AM

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