Although I have a natural American distrust of political dynasties, I have to admit Beau Biden is going to make a great Attorney General.
He is a smart, experienced prosecutor who is passionate about public service. Here are some career highlights:
1994 to 1995 - Federal Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Steven J. McAuliffe, U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire.
1995 - Counsel in the Office of Policy Development, United States Department of Justice, Washington, working closely with counsel from the FBI, the ATF, and the Criminal Division.
1995 until 2002 - Federal Prosecutor who served in both policy and prosecutorial capacities at the United States Department of Justice. Also Federal Prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a Federal Prosecutor, Beau investigated and prosecuted a variety of criminal cases including violent crimes, narcotics, firearms, and sophisticated financial fraud. Moreover, Beau handled all phases of the federal prosecutions, including the investigation, the grand jury, the trial, and the appeal.
2001 - Volunteered for an interim assignment to serve as a Legal Advisor for the United States Department of Justice in post-war Kosovo. During this period, Beau worked in Pristina, Kosovo, helping to establish a training program for Kosovar judges and prosecutors, as well as international judges, on criminal procedure and practice. In addition, Beau assisted in drafting law enforcement guidelines for the Kosovo Civilian Police Force.
2002 - Joined the Wilmington law firm of Monzack and Monaco where he concentrated in civil litigation.
2004 - Continued his civil litigation practice by becoming a partner in the law firm of Bifferato Gentilotti & Biden (now Bifferato, Gentilotti, Biden & Balick).
Currently - Serves as a Captain in the Delaware Army National Guard, where he is in the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, assigned to the 261st Signal Brigade in Smyrna.
Biden's resume makes Ferris look like a slacker. As for the political dynasty thing.... This is a race where I'm willing to say that the money, connection, good looks and charm that come from being a Biden are just icing on the cake. Prediction:
Biden 57% Wharton 42%