17 May 2009

Way to go Biden

FOX News:

Biden Reveals Location of Secret VP Bunker

The vice president, well-known for his verbal gaffes, confirms at a dinner the existence and location of a secret hidden bunker that Cheney is believed to have used after the 9/11 attacks.

Telegraph UK:

What's the point of Vice President Joe Biden?

By: Toby Harnden at May 16, 2009

I only ask because of a couple of Joe Biden items today.

In the first, the LA Times's Top of the Ticket notes that the Vice President has nothing at all on his schedule this weekend.

In the second, Stephen Hayes of the Weely Standard picks up on an anecdote from Eleanor Clift on Newsweek about remarks Biden made at the Gridiron dinner in which he appeared to blow the gaffe on his predecessor Dick Cheney's undisclosed location.

Turns out that Cheney would hide out in a secret bunker under his residence (now Biden's) at the Old Naval Observatory. As Hayes notes, that was almost certainly certainly highly classfied information.

So will Biden face prosecution? Probabably not. Perhaps his punishment will be to have no undisclosed location in the event of a terrorist attack so he'll have to take his chances along with the rest of us. Maybe when Obama heads for the hills he'll tell Biden to just hang out in the Oval Office.

To answer the original question, perhaps Obama named Biden as his running mate just to keep us all amused.

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