Your late-morning cuppa Joe (Biden)

Here’s presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden, speaking as a presidential candidate in May 2007 to the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco:

The moderator is Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a senior research scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University; adjunct senior fellow for alliance relations at the Council on Foreign Relations; founding senior adviser to the Stanford-Harvard Preventive Defense Project; and a 2004 Carnegie Scholar. She was deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia during the first Clinton administration (1994–96), and earlier yet was Biden’s chief foreign affairs and defense policy adviser.

I left her a few voice-mail and e-mail messages this week hoping to ask her a few quick questions about her former boss being tapped as Barack Obama‘s running mate; somebody at Stanford just called to tell me she’s in Washington and Denver this week and so won’t talk to me. No phones or e-mail in D.C. or Denver? Or is it because she was more a fan of Hillary Clinton than of her former boss?

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • David Horn

    Sherwood-Randall won’t call you back; the conconvention organizers won’t call you back about the limited CA seating. Gee, maybe it’s because you’re such a whiny little s***! Anyone with a brain bigger than their ego would realize the need to play up to those necessary for victory but not as secure.
    Damned fool like the emotionally troubled Hillary fanatics, so delusional and stupid they’d rather help McCain. Disgusting!

  • Terry m. Barber

    David what’s disgusting to me is Billary Clinton a self absorbed manipulating liar. From ducking imaginary Sniper fire or realistically losing $50,000 cash given to her by Johnny Chung The Chinese businessman that swindled $4 million dollars from California investors.

    He was sentence to 3 years in prison pardon by Ex-President Bill Clinton and he headed up the Hillary for President fund. What of the charge of RAPE he has never denied.

    It’s you I find delusional when faced with facts you would rather support criminal mischief of charlatans.

  • Terry m. Barber

    Nobody is curious about the $15 million or so from the Cayman Island investment fund? And Hillary’s website is essentially bragging that their overall tax rate was about 31% while most in their income range pay about 20% when deductions kick in.

    In other words they are saying the took fewer deductions. I’m not so sure that is to be admired because the cynic in me says they didn’t want to put down anything that would be fodder for criticism.

    Strange – a quick Wikipedia search shows that the salary for a Senator is under 200k. How is her pay adding up to 1MM? Some of the charity the Clinton’s gave was to
    the Clinton Library,kinda like giving your mirror
    a gift.

    The Clintons took in more than a hundred mil

    That’s gone into their post-presidential till.

    They tithed–to the Bill & Hillary Foundation dome.

    Truly, charity begins at home.