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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.