Monday, May 18, 2009

Oh Biden...

In this weeks "Oh Grandpa" moment, Vice President Biden revealed the location of a secret bunker that is used to protect the Vice President in the case of an immediate threat on his life.

Vice President Joe Biden, well-known for his verbal gaffes, may have finally outdone himself, divulging potentially classified information meant to save the life of a sitting vice president.

According to a report, while recently attending the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, an annual event where powerful politicians and media elite get a chance to cozy up to one another, Biden told his dinnermates about the existence of a secret bunker under the old U.S. Naval Observatory, which is now the home of the vice president.

The bunker is believed to be the secure, undisclosed location former Vice President Dick Cheney remained under protection in secret after the 9/11 attacks.

Eleanor Clift, Newsweek magazine's Washington contributing editor, said Biden revealed the location while filling in for President Obama at the dinner, who, along with Grover Cleveland, is the only president to skip the gathering.

According to the report, Biden "said a 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."

What can we do, other than say, is "Oh Biden..." It did remind me of this Saturday Night Live Clip:


JMP said...

Sheet Z, Everyone knew that and it's been a well known Wash 'Secret' for years. Cheney held wine tasting parties in there. There was even coverage of that in some obscure places. But yeah, again, they & we knew. Grampas or no. JMP