In a phone call with Grant Rants partner Alan Speakman over the week-end, I jokingly said, “Hey it’s the 15th… isn’t it time for another ‘Joe Biden Hoof-in-Mouth Moment’?”
Well, Joe, I knew we could count on you. But this time, I don’t think people will be laughing. The Vice-President in another moment of “far-from-clarity” has apparently revealed the location of a secret bunker designed to protect the Vice President in time of attack. If so, the Biden traveling side show has taken an off-ramp into a dangerous neighborhood. As Jonathan Passantino points out on FoxNews.com:
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.
While Biden checks back into the Walter Reed Hospital to receive yet another treatment for Hoof-IN-Mouth disease, you may want to read the Fox piece, as well as Ms. Clift’s comments. In all truth, I don’t know whether it’s funny, sad, or pathetic that the Vice President can’t keep his mouth shut. But what might be more significant is why.
I think it’s time we take a good hard look to see if Vice-President Biden might have a problem with alcohol.
That may be a harsh allegation, but I think we have a right to know if the person 1st in line to become President is, in fact, someone with a drinking problem. When it comes right down to it, I think his numerous public blunders and embarassing gaffes have few possible explanations. Some might wonder if his propensity to misspeak is possibly a side-affect of the brain anyurism he suffered in 1988. Supposedly, he made a full recovery from that.
Regardless of the source, however, the more important issue is that he’s not just an embarassment to the Obama Administration, but now a real political and security liability as well, regardless of the reason. To divulge the location of a secret bunker designed to protect the Vice President in time of national emergency is a major security violation, one that would get virtually any other government employee fired on the spot.
Joe, you’ve been a clown up til now. Sadly, you are now both an embarassment and a liability, not just to the Obama administration, but to the entire country. Its time for you to explain these constant gaffes, then get help or step down. America deserves better than this.
UPDATE: Malkin weighs in!