Biden, filling in for President Obama in March at the Gridiron Club Dinner, the annual circlejerk of high-falutin Beltway media types and politicians where Bob Novak famously portrayed Dick Cheney in a Darth Vader outfit in 2007, took to the stage and told dumb jokes and everybody laughed and sucked each others' assholes, as is usually the proclivity of attendees to this event, but it was revealed on Sunday that at some point Biden, presumably after tossing back one too many shots of Goldschlager down his gullet, or maybe just being regular ole Bloviating Joe, apparently divulged some potentially classified information.
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.
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."
Clift continued: "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."
Biden, whose penchant for gum-flapping is beyond legendary, most recently nearly igniting a national panic with comments about swine flu on the Today Show, should now be permanently relegated to the very secret bunker he revealed the coordinates to in March. It's in the best interest of the country at this point. Next thing you know he'll be giving out Obama's Blackberry Messenger PIN code at a fundraiser or something. This man is clearly out of control and must be stopped!
Interestingly, Obama and Grover Cleveland are the only U.S. presidents to not speak at the Gridiron Club Dinner in its 124 year history. After his death in 1908, Cleveland went on be honored by having his image placed on the now-defunct $1000 bill, possibly the most useless piece of horseshit currency in our nation's history. We certainly hope that the president learns a lesson here.