IN THE MAIL: Joe Biden’s new book, Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics. Lots of glowing reader reviews from people who are “huge Joe Biden fans.” Example: “I have to say that I was a huge Joe Biden fan prior to reading the book, so I may have a biased opinion. It is not possible to read this book and walk away willing to accept the fact that this incredible leader is not a first tier candidate for 2008.”

Also: “Joe Biden is a man of the people. From his quiet middle class beginning in Scranton PA. to his Catholic upbringing and coming of age in Wilmington DE. to his election at the age of 29 to the US Senate- this is clearly a man to be admired.” Reading these reviews, it is hard to understand why he’s not leading the polls.