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Joe Biden Does it Again

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Posted on May 19 2009 8:15 am
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This weekend, thanks to yet another verbal slip by gaffe-prone Vice President Joe Biden, the world was made aware of the existence of a secret hideaway bunker (located under the old U.S. Naval Facility) which housed former VP Dick Cheney in the immediate aftermath of 9/11,  and which is now designated to protect Biden himself in the event of a security threat.

At the annual Gridiron Club dinner, Biden opened up to leftist Newsweek reporter Eleanor Clift. Clift, whose fawning obsession with Bill and Hillary Clinton once earned her the nickname “Eleanor Rodham Clift,” wrote:    

“[Biden] said the young naval officer giving him a tour of the residence showed him the hideaway, which is behind a massive steel door secured by an elaborate lock with a narrow connecting hallway lined with shelves filled with communications equipment. The officer explained that when Cheney was in lock down, this was where his most trusted aides were stationed, an image that Biden conveyed in a way that suggested we shouldn’t be surprised that the policies that emerged were off the wall.”

An embarrassed Obama administration has raced to control the fallout from Biden’s latest revelation. “What the Vice President described in his comments [to Clift] was not — as some press reports have suggested — an underground facility, but rather, an upstairs workspace in the residence, which he understood was frequently used by Vice President Cheney and his aides,” said Biden’s spokesperson Elizabeth Alexander. “That workspace was converted into an upstairs guestroom when the Bidens moved into the residence. There was no disclosure of classified information.” 

In order to avoid the need to issue such transparently phony “clarifications” in the future, the administration might do well to hire a full-time spokesperson for Mr. Biden.

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