The Junior Administration

Has anyone else noticed that both President-Elect Obama and Vice President-Elect Biden are named after their fathers?

According to, the website for the Office of the President-Elect, Barack Obama’s father was “Barack Obama, Sr.”, although no reference is made on the site for President-Elect Obama being “Barack Obama, Jr.” despite their names, including middle, being the same. Joe Biden’s biography on the site lists him as “Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.”, obviously the son of Joe Biden, Sr.

Our current president and vice president are also both named after their fathers, except both President Bush and Vice President Cheney have different middle names than their fathers’.

Anyone else think it just a bit random?






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