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Biden and Cheney to Meet Tomorrow


Vice President-elect Joe Biden waves to the crowd during the Return Day parade, Nov. 6, 2008, in Georgetown, Del. (Rob Carr/Associated Press)

By Michael A. Fletcher
Vice President-elect Joe Biden is scheduled to meet tomorrow with Dick Cheney, the man he has called "the most dangerous vice president we've had probably" in U.S. history.

The session is scheduled to take place late tomorrow afternoon at the vice president's residence at the Naval Observatory.The two men are to be joined by their wives, Jill Biden and Lynne Cheney. Besides the meeting, the vice president-elect and his wife are scheduled to take a tour of their new digs.

Biden, a 35-year Senate veteran with a deep knowledge of foreign policy, has said he expects to be an "adviser in chief" to President-elect Barack Obama. But his aides have emphasized that he will not run "a shadow operation" -- a pointed reference to Cheney, who is known for having a strong hand in shaping Bush administration policy.

Biden also has been critical of Cheney for excessive secrecy and holding too much power in the Bush White House.

Posted at 4:26 PM ET on Nov 12, 2008  | Category:  Joe Biden
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Cheney, Cheney Cheney. You still have the chance to impeach. Wake up My friends. It Takes a few papers.

Posted by: justada56 | November 12, 2008 10:57 PM

Joe -- watch out for the shiv!

Posted by: dmajunk | November 12, 2008 8:45 PM

BUT WILL THE ELECTION EVEN MATTER?

Not as long as government-supported extrajudicial "vigilante injustice" targeting squads are "community stalking" American citizens, making a mockery of the rule of law:

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/american-gestapo-state-supported-terrorism-targets-u-s-citizens

OR http://members.nowpublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | November 12, 2008 8:23 PM

Ten Thousand, Joe. $10'000 if you slap that sorry traitor in the face.
And I'll take back every word I ever said about you being spineless.
I'll forgive you for the Rave Act too.

I mean it.

Posted by: captainkona | November 12, 2008 8:11 PM

Joe will have to have a priest over to the VP residence first to exorcize the evil spirits so that it is safe to live there again.

Posted by: cacatua | November 12, 2008 8:07 PM

That would be a good time to take the criminal into custody. Americans have unfinished business with Cheney.

Posted by: thebobbob | November 12, 2008 7:17 PM

Likely this obligatory meeting will mean nothing to either man other than that they satisfied their official obligation.

Posted by: GaiasChild | November 12, 2008 6:41 PM

@tbastian

"The election is over and you still bash Bush and Cheney at every opportunity"

Obama winning somehow means that the current Republican administration didn't completely fark-up our economy? A majority of Americans are pissed at the Bush administration, and that includes a lot of Republican Americans.

You hope, pray and wish that Obama doesn't know what he's doing and that he'll do a terrible job in office because that's all you can do. Nevermind the fact that your essentially hoping for America as a country to get worse, just to spite Obama. You better wish really hard though, because Obama is following the worst Presidential Act in the history of the U.S. and it's going to take a failure of epic proportions for him to not look like he's doing a better job.

"The election hasn't helped the stock market one bit.. it's only gotten worse."

You think that all we needed to do to fix the stock market was to pick the "right" President? You think just like Bush does, and you are both idiots.

Posted by: paulflorez | November 12, 2008 6:33 PM

tbastian:: wrote::
))
1)The election is over and you still bash Bush and Cheney at every opportunity,

2)Shi%%ing bricks right now once he actually sees a security brief and has knowledge of what is really going on

3)The election hasn't helped the stock market one bit.. it's only gotten worse

))

Lets take these issues one at a time

1) When Kennedy was pres the sign on the desk said "The buck stops here" and that still applies today. Bush and Cheney have dropped the ball, to much time spent making money out of the war and not enough devoted to real issues.

2)I wouldn't want to be Obama right now, in fact looking at McCains last speech I'm sure he is grateful not to inherit the mess.
The biggest threat to our security is the economic one.
The present unemployment rate is likely to be double what the figures are and if the big three go down we can look forward to another million or so out of work. Eventually if the rich keep getting bailed out and the little man is trodden down we can expect civil unrest over here. Just pray it doesn't happen.

3) What goes up can always come down, the banks, insurance companies and stock market are paper companies that do not generate wealth, just transfer the money around a bit.

All caused by greed and boys in positions that should have been held by men.

Posted by: akpat | November 12, 2008 6:23 PM

Be careful Joe, don't come too close to that venomous snake "dick". or he'll bite u.
He has already poisoned poor W's mind and, while W takes all the blame from the world Dick!!! is in the shadow.
I've read he had heart problems and has been
hospitalized twice already.
Jamais 2 sans 3 as the say in french...

Posted by: cbccentre | November 12, 2008 6:18 PM

stop the spin, LMAO!

Posted by: redneckinnyc | November 12, 2008 6:06 PM

Maybe Cheney will shoot him in the face with some buck shot.

Posted by: mikebythesun | November 12, 2008 6:04 PM

Do you think Joe will bring up the "charges" issue against Bush and Cheney he said might result after he and Obama are in office? It wouldn't be difficult to indict Bush and Cheney in a Democrat controlled house. In an Obama administration, we will never know of any possible transgressions. From what we have seen so far, Obama and his team are pretty secretive. No matter, if Obama does something wrong and tries to hush things up nothing will be said or done. The press and Congress will protect him.

Posted by: saelij | November 12, 2008 6:02 PM

By the pricking in my thumbs
Something wicked this way comes
Where the place ?
The Naval Observatory
There to meet with McCheney

William Shakespeare 1564 to 1616

Posted by: akpat | November 12, 2008 6:02 PM

Afterward the meeting, Biden is going to get into a tub of tomato juice and soak for 20 minutes.

Posted by: hamishdad | November 12, 2008 5:59 PM

Biden: Hi, How was your day.

Cheney: Sorry that's classified.

Biden: Can you show me where the bathroom is?

Cheney: Sorry that's classified.

Posted by: StoptheSpin | November 12, 2008 5:56 PM

The election is over and you still bash Bush and Cheney at every opportunity, Obama will have plenty of time to destroy the country. I am sure he is Shi%%ing bricks right now once he actually sees a security brief and has knowledge of what is really going on. Hopefully, he doesn't think he can talk to the world and make everything better. The election hasn't helped the stock market one bit.. it's only gotten worse

Posted by: tbastian | November 12, 2008 5:54 PM

Perhaps Darth Cheney will give Joe Biden a peek into the man-sized safe that occupies his office. I wonder how many bodies Cheney has buried in there. I wonder if Joe Biden may end up as one of them if he turns his back on Cheney when they are alone.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 12, 2008 5:41 PM

History will confirm that Dick Cheney was one of the finest public servants this country has ever had. It seems like men of his stature and commitment are a dying breed and our country will be poorer because of it. Has the Post ever done a positive piece of Cheney with full test quotes from him? I am sure Biden will show him the dignity his service deserves when they meet.

Posted by: bhaughery | November 12, 2008 5:39 PM

Why?

Posted by: pKrishna43 | November 12, 2008 5:17 PM

Biden will be shown his office where he will remain for the next four years. Did you really think he was doing to be in the oval office every time an important moment happens? Hope he knows how to play solitaire.

Posted by: jekaufman1 | November 12, 2008 5:12 PM

Biden's first words to Cheney should be, "Anything you say may be used against you in a court of law." Then he should clap on the handcuffs and Cheney should be frogmarched out of his mansion into a world where justice and truth again prevail. First stop should be in Congress, where Cheney should be forced to respond to subpoenas and where an honest investigation of his crimes should commence.

Posted by: emainland | November 12, 2008 5:11 PM

"Saaayyy Joe!

Did you know it's both Quail, and Turkey season?

I'd LOVE to go Hunting with YOU!"

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 12, 2008 5:07 PM

the story reads, "The session is scheduled to take place late tomorrow afternoon at the VICE PRESIDENT'S RESIDENCE AT THE NAVAL OBSERVATORY."

what? cheney lives at the naval observatory???

is this like quasimoto (the hunchback of notre dame) living up in the bell tower of the cathedral???

no wonder when they show the view of the moon as seen through that naval observatory telescope, i see the silhouette of a friggin MONSTER.. it's CHENEY!!!

"GRRRRRR" says cheney.

i hope biden takes some fresh red meat with him...

Posted by: DriveByPoster | November 12, 2008 5:02 PM

Careful the young Jedi (Biden) should be.

Darth Cheney the dark side is.

Hunt not with Darth Cheney. Kill you he will.

Your friend, Yoda

Posted by: Heerman532 | November 12, 2008 4:56 PM

Joe,

Whatever you do, don't agree to a hunting trip!

You betcha!
Cubby

Posted by: cubbyblue7 | November 12, 2008 4:48 PM


biden scheduled to meet cheney the duck hunter?

=O

does biden KNOW this???

i don't mean to say biden's a duck.. i'm trying to say that cheney is a friggin mad man!

Posted by: presGWBfanclub | November 12, 2008 4:41 PM

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