Has it been the plan all along? There’s some talk of Attorney General Beau Biden taking his dad’s job in the U.S. Senate if the older Biden becomes the next Vice President.
Now we all know the ties between the famous imprisoned trial Lawyer Dickie Scruggs, Jim Hood, Joe Biden and the Democratic Attorneys General Association. Y’all Politics in Mississippi reminds us of this whole Biden/Scruggs/Hood connection, pointing us to the Wall Street Journal post titled – The Mess in Mississippi: The Joe Biden Connection.
Amazingly, Joe Biden has been the only one so far to really distance himself from Dickie Scruggs. DAGA has somewhere in the neighborhood of $400,000 Scruggs and Co. money that it still won’t cough up. And Attorney General Jim Hood is of the “out of site (in jail) out of mind” set, hoping people forget about that whole prosecuting “Scruggs would be like prosecuting a member of the family” statement.
Why is it that the others won’t return the cash? Well, Biden of course returned the money before the text message read round the… well, read by whoever signed up to find out at 3:45AM.
So here’s our question: If it was prudent to return the Dirty Scruggs money before running as the Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee, isn’t it prudent that DAGA return its Scruggs cash? Does the “like father, like son” Attorney General only apply to the office the Son seeks?
From the Washington Post Capitol Briefing:
It has long been assumed in the Delaware political world that Sen. Joe Biden (D) wanted his son, Beau Biden, to succeed him in the Senate. The speculation increased when the younger Biden was elected state attorney general in 2006, giving him an attractive resume; and some needed experience for a potential Senate campaign or appointment.
Beau Biden has been in that post for less than two years, and the dominoes are starting to fall. As you may have heard via text message, Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee for vice president. Biden is up for reelection this year to the Senate, but Delaware law allows him to run for both offices at the same time. It is possible that he will now quit the Senate, or at least leave his reelection race, to focus on the presidential race, but there’s no indication yet that he will do so, especially with Congress only scheduled to be in session a few more weeks this year. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in 2004 and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) in 2000 both stayed in the chamber as they ran on the presidential ticket, and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) don’t appear likely to leave their day jobs, either.
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