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Joe Biden update: His radio interview is 'closed press'

June 17, 2011 |  5:18 am

vice president joe Biden's new Top Gun look indoorsVice President Joe Biden has another overloaded schedule again Friday.

He has lunch with President Obama.

He meets with "senior advisors."

No more of this junior stuff for the nation's No. 2 Democrat, who has just received another important assignment from the Oval Office.

Everyone remembers how Biden was put in charge of ensuring that the $787-billion stimulus spending thing worked out well, which it didn't.

He was assigned to do about 100 fundraisers last year to ensure that the Democratic Party kept its majority control of the House of Representatives, which it didn't.

He was assigned as White House point man on those crucial budget spending extension talks this winter. But he had to visit Finland, Russia and Moldova first.

And Republicans won that legislative struggle too.

Now, Biden's overseeing the debt-ceiling-raising talks. "We're getting down to the real hard stuff," Biden said Thursday. "I’ll trade you my bicycle for your golf clubs." 

On Friday, according to Biden's official White House public schedule, "At 8:50 AM the Vice President will conduct a radio interview for the Tom Joyner Morning Show. This interview is closed press."

Unless, of course, you have a radio.

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Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images (Biden's new Top Gun look, indoors).

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