Biden Reveals Location of Top Secret V.P. Hideout

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Joe Biden let slip the "undisclosed location" where Dick Cheney hid out in the hours after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 to his tablemates during the Gridiron dinner earlier this year. According to Newsweek's Eleanor Clift:

The veep related the story to his head-table dinner mates when he filled in for President Obama at the Gridiron Club earlier this year. He said the young naval officer giving him a tour of the [vice-presidential residence at the Naval Observatory] 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.


Did you get that? The stupidest part of this story is not that Joe Biden let slip a national-security secret that affected his own personal safety. It's that the top secret hiding location for our vice-president during emergencies is in his own house. It's really too bad we can't use that perfectly hidden gem ever again.

Shining Light On Cheney's Hideaway [Gaggle/Newsweek]