Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joseph Biden will develop the first wiki in Observatory Circle. Following on Al Gore's technological innovations as VP in the late 1990s, Biden will use a wiki to improve on the work of assisting the President.
Many Americans wonder what the vice president actually does. The best known function is to wait around for the President to die, keeping a watchful eye, which is one reason the VP residence is known as Observatory Circle. They also attend many formal functions, especially funerals. It really is a morbid job when you think about it.
Over the years the men holding the office have made various efforts to make their mark. The current VP, Dick Cheney, has distinguished himself by coordinating special interests, serving as a lighting rod for opponents, and making the important decisions, leaving President Bush to handle photo ops and stay out of trouble. Al Gore used the internet to make himself a celebrity by inventing the internet along with other myths. Dan Quayle served as court jester, distracting the people from what his President Bush was doing.
With all the confusion, Joe Biden figures that a wiki will get the public involved in the office of the Vice President. "It's like a Web 2.5 application, basically a high-tech suggestion box," said Biden. People will be able to vote on which funerals he should attend, suggest undisclosed locations for him to hide in during terrorist attacks and national emergencies, his suit and tie for each day, and his meals as well. Some critics suggest it will turn Biden into a robot, but those who know him say that won't be a real change.
The Obama-Biden campaign is reportedly working on a demo Joe Biden Wiki website to see if it will work with his campaign duties.