Joe Biden must not be very superstitious. Or, maybe he just doesn’t watch a whole lot of baseball.
Fans of the national pastime understand a few things very explicitly: There’s no crying in baseball, cheating at the game is a good way to find yourself loathed by much of the nation, and you don’t talk about a no hitter until the 8th inning.
It’s this last point that seems to be lost these days. There is an inherent superstition about pointing out the fact that a pitcher hasn’t allowed a hit too early in the game. We as a nation feel like we’re jinxing the whole thing by calling it out. It’s as though we’re trying to sneak this anomalous performance past the statistical guards.
It’s superstition, plain and simple, but a widely-held one at that. Don’t celebrate too early, or, in proverb form, don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
Ol’ Joe Biden doesn’t get it.
Joe Biden has assembled a planning team to assist the former vice president in having a smooth transition to the White House next year should he defeat President Trump in November.
Biden tapped former Sen. Ted Kaufman, D-Del., to lead the early transition team efforts. Kaufman was appointed to fill out Biden’s senate seat when he became vice president and also led Biden’s transition team in 2008 and 2009.
Kauffman said they are in “very early stages of pre-transition planning” to ensure a Biden Administration is prepared to immediately tackle the many challenges facing America right now.
Perhaps Biden should focus on making it through a town hall without calling an attendee a “damn liar” or “lying, dog-faced pony soldier” before he starts picking out curtains for the Oval Office.
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