While both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are keeping pundits guessing on who they will nominate as their running mates, the current Vice President of the United States is due in Melbourne this weekend, and is reportedly going to enjoy our country’s greatest game while he is here. Biden will be in town to launch the new Comprehensive Cancer Centre. The Vice President is close to many cancer projects; his son Beau died of the disease last year aged 46. The visit has been confirmed by the Victorian government, but details about the exact timing of the opening and which AFL match Biden will attend are scant. It’s believe that the US Secret Service have already inspected the MCG, where Carlton is due to play West Coast on Sunday. Our own Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop is an avid West Coast fan — will she fly down to Melbourne to make sure he supports the right team?

Peter Fray

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