I'm back from California (not the sunny, beachy part but the 50 degrees and foggy part). Rather extremely jet-lagged and catching up with last week.
But I'm thrilled about the pick of Joe Biden. I never had a strong VP preference, but Biden was by far my favorite of the short-list that emerged over the last week. Yeah, I savaged his partition plan for Iraq, but since that seems to be off the table these days it shouldn't be a problem. Smart, experienced and tough guy who will complement Obama in many ways. Outstanding - and imagine my surprise that I really did learn about it via email and not from CNN!
Should get back up to regular blogging speed soon.
Also, by popular demand, a new comment policy for a new semester, with one simple rule borrowed from some other blog I forget now: don't be an asshole. Comments will be moderated for a while until I don't feel like it anymore.