There are anonymous and unreliable reports that "some people" in the White House are upset with Joe Biden. The president himself was quoted as saying the VPOTUS, got “out a little over his skis”on the gay marriage issue.

As faithful readers know, I am a Biden fan, so I take umbrage at these comments. In fact, they remind me of a scene from the movie “Airplane,” in which the old pro basketball player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is challenged by a young punk who says, if memory serves, "My father says you've lost a step." Abdul-Jabbar responds, "Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes."

  Joe Biden is an old pro. He goes into the paint every night for Team Obama and does the dirty work of the offensive and defensive boards. He throws the picks that lets other people score. Sure, he fouls every now and then, but who else on the team will carry his load? A recent poll says he is taking some hits in his popularity.

Loyalty and putting team before self are rare qualities in politics. Maybe an "Atta, boy" or even a request for an autograph is a more appropriate response from the youngsters.