Obama has picked Senator Joe Biden for Vice-President.

If you’d like to know more about Biden, I’d recommend you read GQ’s profile of Biden from last year:

“I believe the only really distinguishing feature I bring to this dance,” he says, “is my reputation for being stand-up, straight, say it what it is. The moment I divert from that, I’m done. I’m done. So I don’t think I can win by being more liberal. I’m not gonna win by having a better health care plan or a better Iraq plan. I win, if I win, because people look at me and say, ‘Goddammit, there’s a guy who’s got strength, who knows what he believes and isn’t gonna back down.’

An equally great profile can be found at the Tribune’s The Swamp.