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The best Joe Biden quote of the week

The best Joe Biden quote of the week

Yes, James Traub’s in-depth profile of Senator John Kerry in the New York Times Magazine this week is interesting for a number of reasons (the takeaway — Kerry is a shadow secretary of state), but the quote that makes the article is this gem from Vice President Joe Biden, which Traub calls a “Bidencentric view of Kerry’s status”:

I don’t think there’s ever been a chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee who’s had as close a relationship with the vice president who’s had as close a relationship with the president … John can see the president any time he wants, but we have all three found that the best interlocutor is me.

Ironically, “The best interlocutor is me” is also the likely title of the vice president’s forthcoming autobiography — at least, that’s the one we’re lobbying for.