Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Joe Does Asia

The Vice President's trip comes at an important time for the country and therefore it makes him that more relevant *cough* and reminds Americans of his longtime role in
the Senate and his extensive experience with foreign policy.

 Stepping off his plane in Beijing in his signature aviator sunglasses, Biden was met by
a Chinese military honor guard before being whisked to the U.S. Embassy
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden faces a very delicate task this week as he makes a diplomatic visit to East Asia in hopes of turning down the volume on an increasingly noisy territorial tug of war.
The spotlight also provides Biden with an opportunity to remind people why Barack Obama chose him as his running mate and to tout his strong suit as he's mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2016.
"This trip, if nothing else, reinforces the notion of why Joe Biden was put on the ticket in the first place and has emerged as one of the best vice presidents in history," Larry Rasky, a longtime senior political adviser to the Democrat, told CNN. "He was equipped for this job before he got there. He's not going to China for that reason, of course, but it certainly doesn't hurt."
"It's definitely his wheelhouse. He has the relationships, the global credibility. There's no on-the-job training necessary."