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Joe Biden update: The VP meets on government transparency today. But that meeting is closed

Democrat vice president joe Biden seems puzzled

With President Obama out of the country tweaking things in Asia, carefully not bowing this time, and packing away some pista murg and balak papri chat, his trusty sidekick Joe Biden is left to find things to do back home.

There's a big Diwali party tonight at the White House. The vice president will be there.

But first, JB has a breakfast meeting with Sen. Chuck Hagel and then another one of those Middle Class Task Force events to try to find some of those thousands of missing green energy jobs that have been promised so often.

Joe's had some problems with promises recently. He assured everyone that last summer would be full of economic recovery. Which it wasn't. And Joe guaranteed that his Democratic Party would maintain majorities in both houses of Congress in last week's midterm election. Which it didn't.

Possibly the most important event of the vice president's day Tuesday is to meet at 2:15 with Earl Devaney. Everyone knows him as chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board -- the top guy monitoring the gazillion-dollar stimulus and the overdue economic recovery, and ensuring that the taxpayers financing same know all about it.

However, no one outside the room will know what goes on in that Biden-Devaney meeting. That's because the government meeting on government transparency has been closed.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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This corrupt bunch is as transparent as black paint! Time to throw them out and start anew. What a joke Bite Me is.

November 2012

Biden is an idiot and a disgrace to the office. So many of us can't wait until November 2012 when we will get rid of this Obama/Biden disaster.

Well, how's that 'hope and change" BS working for you?!

Kinda reminscent of the Pelosi "most ethical Congress ever" claim, but not to be compared with the whopper told by "little barry" -- "I'm going to have every bill posted on C-SPAN for at least 72 hours so that the American people will have a chance to see what's in the bill".

This, of course, is merely OUR problem -- "little barry" just didn't communicate his ideas "well enough" for our pea-sized brains to comprehend the majesty of his thinking!

Yep -- IT'S OUR FAULT, not his -- we "just didn't understand"!!

I hope they invited Polosi to the meeting?

IRONY at it's finest!

This is great their going to start being transparent, but first a secret meeting on what they are not going to be transparent about. This is about as transparent as a brick wall.

You can't make this stuff up, folks. ROFLMAO.


I love IRONY! ;)

Biden is the archetype dem lib persona. He's the well-meaning, eccentric, blow hard uncle who shows up on Thanksgiving without his pants.

Entertaining as he may be, the original Mad Hatter is genuinely convinced of his own surety as he waxes oh-so-eloquently on anything and everything under the sun leaving everyone else at the table to organize their string beans with shifting sideways glances.

Biden feels, he emotes, he blunders, he bores, he preaches, he... makes you want to drive a railroad spike into your ear.

But after a bit, he only leaves you with the stomach-churning impact of a mouth full of pennies.

And this is the vapid clown with the intellectual capacity of an eggplant that Obama chose as No. 2 (or is it No. 3...or maybe No. 12...?) Says a lot, don't it?

Hey...anybody out there know how many letters in "jobs"? If you can, stand up and take a bow!

Biden may be a clown, but he's also a malevolent fool, as is Obama. 2012 can't come fast enough, literally - what more damage to our country will they and all the supporting clowns in this administration have done by then?

I think Biden was obama's "assasination insurance" Who in the world would try to do anything to him knowing that biden would become pres if obama went down for any reason.

That's a scarry thought!

A meeting on transparency that is closed to the people? Of course this should not surprise any of us here, we are talking about the Democrats. Look at what they did with the health care debate! Pelosi did everything she could to keep as much of that debate out of the public eye. But why would we want to know where our money is being spent anyway?

It is like the elections meant nothing to these people. We have Biden having a meeting on transparency in secret, Pelosi having a "victory" party for losing, and the President having town hall style meetings to talk to those in OTHER COUNTRIES! It is like the bizzarro world in this country lately!

Out of long experience, the demos automatically go into stupid mode.
Transparent as asphalt.

Biden ia as Transpaerent as the Great Wall of China... other than that he is a poster Child for Irrelevancy!

Either Mr. Biden is clueless as to what "transparency" means or he is simply inept...

Transparency, behind closed doors, then they wonder why the rest of them are going to lose their jobs in 2012. The dems can't get the fact that they have the attention of the american voter. We are not going away.

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