Furthermore, "Joey Biden" is not, in fact, the happy-go-lucky neighborhood mailman.
There are some days that being a deputy assistant secretary can be kind of depressing - who wants to be the third most important person in America when it comes to Democracy, Human Rights and Labor? C'mon. That means there are at least two people who are more influential on the subjects of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Some days, you probably just wish someone would come along and mistake you for something important, like an interior designer. At least that way, you're the most important person in the room when it comes to the room that you designed. Not on some stupid topic like Labor. Or Human Rights. Or Democracy.