Democratic Convention 2008

The "towering stud muffin of charisma"

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Want some pre-emptive Biden-bashing, from the best convention journalist in the business? Send Dave Barry!

8:04—The convention floor erupts as the big TV screen shows . . . OMIGOD . . . JOE BIDEN! He's HERE! The transformation of Joe Biden is one of the best story lines at this convention. A week ago, people would sprint from the room when Joe entered for fear he would start a sentence that might not end until Halloween. Now, suddenly, he is a towering stud muffin of charisma. His every move is big news. Tuesday, the Rocky Mountain News ran a story headlined "Would-be veep eats at Boney's." It stated that Joe went to a Denver restaurant called Boney's Barbecue, which had been alerted in advance by the Secret Service (I am not making this up) to have smoked turkey legs ready. However, when Joe got there, he went with the pulled-pork sandwich. He's for Change!

I interviewed Dave Barry four years ago. I still bear the scar.

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