Obama said to reveal a interagency task force for gun control, led by (drumroll please)... VP Joe Biden. #headdesk—
Lauren Luxenburg (@LaurenC_Lux) December 19, 2012
Looks like it’s participation trophy day at the White House!
First, President Obama was named Person of the Year by Time magazine. And later this morning, the president will announce that he’s rewarding Vice President Biden’s hard work with a new leadership position.
Yep, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Uncle Joe will be heading up an interagency effort to review policies aimed at curbing gun violence. Evidently this is Obama’s way of telling Newtown, “You’ve got a homeboy in the deal who gets it.”
Shepherding experience? Uh oh. Someone better tell Chompers Biden the gig doesn’t come with one of those nifty shepherd hooks. He’ll be devastated!
Both Obama and Biden are expected to be present at the 11:45 a.m. announcement. We hear Biden can’t wait to get in there and “give you the whole load.”
A panel … with Biden? Is this the “meaningful action” Obama promised? Because, you know, nothing really says “meaningful action” like putting Joe Biden in charge. Of anything.
Exit question: Does Obama plan to get Biden started with some of his administration’s tried and true gun control ideas?
Second verse, same as the first.