20) Joe Biden: Everybody knows how goofy Ol’ Say Anything, Do Anything Joe is! He might tell a dirty joke to a roomful of school children! He might stick a squirrel down his pants! Oh, by the way: He's Vice-President and he's supposed to be the "gravitas" who helps keep President Empty Suit from getting too far out of whack. Yeah, that worked out great, didn't it?Defining quote: As you probably know, some American politicians and American journalists refer to Washington, DC as the “capital of the free world. But it seems to me that this great city (Brussels), which boasts 1,000 years of history and which serves as the capital of Belgium, the home of the European Union, and the headquarters for NATO, this city has its own legitimate claim to that title. -- Joe Biden
19) Andrew Sullivan: Sully's still a good writer, but he's becoming an increasingly unhinged joke. Over time, he's become less of a "serious person" and more of a jokey "I hope he gets the help he needs" wackadoodle -- particularly, when it comes to Sarah Palin.
Defining quote: The medical term for Down Syndrome is Trisomy-21 or Trisomy-g. It is often shortened in medical slang to Tri-g. Is it not perfectly possible that the very name given to this poor child, being reared by Bristol, is another form of mockery of his condition, along with the "retarded baby" tag? And does the way in which this poor child was hauled around the country on a book tour, being dragged out in front of flash photographs in the middle of the night, barely clothed, suggest someone who actually cares for children with special needs, or rather sees them as a way to keep the spotlight on her? -- Andrew Sullivan