You can tell a lot about a person by what books they read, and judging from what’s on his shelves, Vice President Joseph Biden is (gasp!) a Democrat with a strong interest in international affairs.
An HOH spy recently got a glimpse of the veep’s bookcase at his official residence and saw a collection that included the following tomes (we’re guessing he keeps his Danielle Steel paperbacks somewhere more private):
“Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency” by Barton Gellman — perhaps Biden uses this critique of former Vice President Dick Cheney as a handy what-not-to-do list?
“The Good Fight” by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — good for brushing up on anecdotes from Searchlight, Nev., all the better to make small talk the next time he needs the Nevada Democrat’s vote.
“Secrecy: The American Experience” by Daniel Patrick Moynihan — for when he wants an account of simpler times (remember the Red Menace?).
“Disarming Iraq” by Hans Blix — because the hunt for weapons of mass destruction makes for a relaxing bedtime story.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.