With all the talk about the economy and Obama's transition team, The Buzz completely forgot about the soon-to-be second in command. Does anyone know what the heck happened to Joe Biden? Last we saw him, the potential VP was blowing out candles on the cupcakes Obama surprised him with for Biden's 66th birthday. Perhaps, the birthday's boy's wish was for the power of invisibility.

A recent Politico piece tried to get down to the bottom of this mystery, examining whether Biden's disappearance is strategic or simply a matter of another poised political figure fading into the background.