Awful: VP Biden nixes annual summer beach party for journalist pals

Posted by: ST on June 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Yes, really, my dear readers. Please make sure to have your Kleenex tissues handy:

Vice President Joe Biden canceled his annual beach party this summer, Politico reported on Monday.

The decision ends a three-year tradition of Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, who have in the past invited top staffers and journalists to their Naval Observatory home for the summer event. Previous parties have created great photo ops, including a epic Super Soaker fight. Past invited guests have included CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.

An official explanation for Biden’s decision to cancel the annual summer bash has not yet been given, though conservative blogs were quick to suggest that the scandals currently putting the administration on defense must have something to do with it.

You better believe it did.  Bryan Preston quips:

The media abuse, IRS abuse and Benghazi can’t be reasons? The veep not wanting to do anything high-profile while those scandals are swirling can’t be reasons? Has the White House muzzled Gaffetastic Joe as it finds itself on defense in a three-front war?

Maybe Eric Holder told Politico why Biden canceled his party at that off-the-record, closed-door meeting on press freedom last week, but darn it, they just can’t report or speculate on it now.

*chuckles*  These things truly just write themselves sometimes ….

Joe Biden and journalists

Photo of 2010 Biden-journalists gathering courtesy of Salon.

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5 Responses to “Awful: VP Biden nixes annual summer beach party for journalist pals”


  1. ALman says:

    Say it ain’t so, Joe!!!

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    With all this crowd of low lifes gathered in one place, it reminds me of what a Chief Petty Officer in Da Nang used to tell us if we were standing around talking in the hangar bay, “Don’t stand so close together; one grenade could kill you all.”

  3. Carlos says:

    Biden didn’t cancel the party, Obama/Mr. My People did. They couldn’t stand the thought of Biden accidentally letting some detail of some scandal slip, putting even more pressure on Carney-val to lie like a rug and causing Duh-1 to cancel yet another vacation/golf outing.

    It’s already gonna be at least another month before Obama/Mr. My People to get back to the serious business of screwing everyone else and padding their own pockets, all in the name of “fairness.”

    BTW, has anyone checked to see how much Obhammed’s net worth has increased since he took office? With the down economy, my guess is it’s gone up less than 25%/yr., but not by much less than that.

  4. pullmychain says:

    On the plus side, HuffPo acquiesced to the Bidens’ insistence that Jill be called “Dr” so the good feelings remain.

  5. Lorica says:

    Awwwww Sequestration can be so hard.. huh Joe?!?!? – Lorica