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Joe Biden update: Another closed day

February 19, 2010 |  2:22 am

Democrat vice president joe Biden doing something behind president barack obama

President Obama is off on another gold-mining expedition across the West this week. On Thursday night he helped raised a few hundred-thousand at two Denver events for embattled Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet before flying on to Nevada's Sin City.

On Friday, going against his own advice to other Americans, Obama's still visiting Las Vegas, the capital of moneyed excess, to take away some dough for the benefit of equally embattled Democrats in general and Sen. Harry I Have No Negro Dialect Reid in particular.

Harry is behind in every poll to every Republican in his reelection effort for November. Obama's Vegas event Thursday night was at the home of Palms Casino and Sacramento Kings owner George Maloof Jr. and cost $30,000 per person; for that tab, the appetizer cheeses better be better than Kraft. The president hung around for about an hour, according to the press pool report.

Some people are now wondering, as we noted here on Thursday, if maybe Obama wouldn't mind HR and some other D's leaving DC with their boots on come 2010 election time. Though, of course,....

...the Democratic president could never say such a thing in public, even without a dialect.

After a restful night at the Bellagio, Obama motors to Henderson for another town hall in an obvious effort to warm up Nevadans for Sarah Palin's nearby rally next month.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, Biden, who was a senator, you know, long before Obama ever cruised the Las Vegas Strip for money, is recovering in seclusion from a winter trip to Michigan. Being as important a team member as he is, Biden will sit in some meetings today.

Here's his official TGIF -- phew! -- work schedule from the White House:

In the morning, at 9:45 AM, the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in his office at the White House. This briefing is closed press.

 At 11:00 AM, the Vice President will chair a regular meeting of senior officials to assess progress in Iraq. This meeting is closed press.

Later, the Vice President will meet with senior advisors. This is closed press.

All of the Veepman's meetings today are closed. So Americans might see him again for a few days. Hence, a brief Biden video here from the $750 million Obama-Biden 2008 presidential campaign that some silly people thought might end with their convincing victory 15 months of fundraisers ago.

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