Submitted By Todd on November 24th at 8:28pm
Delaware Democratic Gov. Ruth Ann Minner just announced that she intended to appoint Ted Kaufman to fill the next two years of longtime Delaware Sen. Joe Biden's new term. Who's he? you ask. He's a Biden family spaceholder.The appointment is a set-up, so that Biden's son can run for the seat when a new election is scheduled. By an amazing coincidence the 69-year-old Kaufman is Biden's current Senate chief of staff and heading the senator's transition team for the vice presidency of the new Barack Obama administration. By another strange coincidence, by the time of the special election in 2010 to fill the remaining four years of Biden's brand-new term, his son Beau will be back from National Guard duty in Iraq and still the state's attorney general. Joe Biden has held that same Delaware Senate seat for 36 years, since his new boss, the new president, was 11 years old. Biden will probably take the oath for his seventh Senate term in early January and then cede the seat to Kaufman. Surprisingly, Joe Biden heartily approves of his longtime aide. "With Ted Kaufman in the Senate," the about-to-be vice president said, "Delaware will be in very good hands." The tiny, insignificant state is the second smallest in size behind only Rhode Island and with a population of barely 783,000 has fewer people than even Montana.