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Before winning election to the Senate three-and-a-half decades ago–Biden ranks fourth in seniority among Democrats, sixth overall; how’s that for a fresh face?–Biden practiced law for three years.  That’s it.  Three years of fresh-out-of-law school practice represents the sum and total of Biden’s profession experience before joining the Senate.

Obama-Biden? A candidate with an astonishingly thin professional background–Community organizer?  Desultory lecturer in law school?–has just named as his running mate a man whose principal professional achievement is to have perfected his skills as a gasbag.

Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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