He is a fine Negro

I realize there’s a bit of a tempest in a teapot about all this, but I don’t think Senator Biden’s words are anything but mildly amusing and generally accurate:

Mr. Biden is equally skeptical—albeit in a slightly more backhanded way—about Mr. Obama. “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

Let’s face it, Al Sharpton isn’t the most handsome man, he looks like an overbaked walrus and he’s most famous for his attachment to a girl rolled in fecal matter. Jesse Jackson is a plumped-out, rapping pimp. And while there are articulate and presentable public figures like JC Watts in Washington, they are Republicans and therefore out of the mainstream as Democrats like Senator Biden and the New York Times define it.

As Biden is essentially pointing out, B. Hussein Obama makes for a lovely token Negro who can be relied upon to avoid breaking into rap, impregnating the staff or stealing the silverware, and who will stay safely home on the left-liberal plantation despite the occasional genteel nod to the opposition. His primary appeal is that he makes liberal whites feel good about themselves for supporting him, which will make him the perfect fall accessory for the Lizard Queen. She needs a way to keep the liberal whites enthused enough to show up on election day since she’ll begin tacking hard to the center as soon as she feels the nomination is in hand; dangling a storybook Negro in appeal to the self-proclaimed moral superiority of the left-liberal voter is one sure way to do that.

The point is, as Biden surely recognizes, Obama isn’t running for president, he’s running for vice-president. I don’t pretend to know what’s in it for him, as he’s as likely to get chewed up and spit out by the Clinton Machine as he is to become the Lizard Queen’s heir apparent in 2016, but then, the ineffable mechanics of an ambitious politician’s mind are thankfully alien to me.