Washington - Capitol Hill astrologers are piling on the misery as a series of strategic zodiac aspects continues to blight Vice President Biden's natal chart.
"We see him on the karmic equivalent of the Brits' controversial Liverpool Care Pathway," Washington DC stargazer Maria-Tortilla Enchilada commented this morning.
The end-of-daze palliative scheme has been calibrated by state-funded 'death panels' familiar with the Mayan Calendar and other prophetic tracts.
It withdraws all medical care from bed-blocking oldies to hasten an inevitable total eclipse.
"The US prediction industry has long suspected the Pathway's parallel existence right here on our very own doorstep," Ms Enchilada added as details of the Vice President Biden's stark destiny unfolded.
"This week's bound to see the sudden withdrawal of supernatural powers from the Number One Observatory Circle incumbent where Biden has been studying heavens-knows-what since January 2009."
Such an occurrence may also trigger Gulf War veteran and ex-Bush/Cheney Secretary of State General Colon Bowell being parachuted in by President Obama as his new Veep.
Expect Tuesday's sudden Mercury retrograde motion to wreak havoc in the US Presidential poll.