It is time to come clean with your fellow Delawareans. We are adults. We can accept and understand any kind of news, good, bad or even horrible, every day. But first, Celia Cohen:
Beau Biden collected more than $1 million in political contributions in 2013. This does not look like the conduct of a sick man. This looks like the conduct of a man who wants to be regarded as a future candidate for governor. Not that anybody is saying. Not that anybody ever does. It is all still supposed to be about Biden running for a third term as attorney general in 2014.
“He has not made any bones about his love of public service. At this point he has not made any decisions. He’s always taken it one year at a time,” said Molly Magarik, who manages Biden’s political operation.
Money talks, and maybe this money is as close as Delaware is going to get to a statement about Biden’s wellbeing.
Well, Biden will need more than fundraising as proof of his wellbeing before he proceeds with whatever plans he has, especially if he intends to run against Matt Denn for Governor. Now, he may have no plans to run for Governor in two years. This money’s purposes may be to just scare off any Republican opposition, and then Biden will take over from Senator Carper in 2018 (assuming John Carney doesn’t have any plans of his own).
Delawareans are entitled to know exactly what Beau’s mysterious procedure was, and what the condition was that necessitated the procedure, and whether Beau’s current Marine style shaved haircut is in any way connected to any ongoing condition.
Maybe the haircut is related to his National Guard service, maybe he just likes it. I know I like a good buzz cut (but that is mostly because I am balding and refuse to do hair plugs or a comb over (hint hint Mr. Vice President)). Maybe his condition has been resolved. But maybe it is ongoing. Maybe it is chronic. Maybe it will reoccur. Regardless, Delawareans are entitled to know the full truth if the Attorney General wants a promotion.