Well, I guess we didn’t really need a secret bunker for the Vice-President:
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.
The small justice to be found here is that this time Biden is only endangering himself. Of course, it won’t stay that way for long. No doubt they’ll soon be breaking ground on a new secret bunker, at significant cost. Perhaps Biden’s spin should be that this is his contribution to the stimulus effort.
I’ll bet the President wishes he could keep Biden in a secure, undisclosed location.
UPDATE: A Biden aide is denying the story, saying it’s just a room, not a secret bunker. But Eleanor Clift’s story was quite explicit. We’ll see what she says now.