Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Another Government Sequestration Bummer.......

Biden Cancels Annual Summer Beach Blast

Vice President Joe Biden will not be throwing his annual beach party for journalists this summer. Since 2010, Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden have invited top journalists to their home at the Naval Observatory for a beach bash that has included Super Soaker fights, face painting, pin the tail on uncle Joe and a moon bounce.

Past guests have included then-White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Candy Crowley, MSNBC's Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow, CBS's Bob Schieffer, ABC's Ann Compton, PBS's Gwen Ifill and New York Times reporter David Sanger, among many others.

Despite the embarrassment to the White House and recurring debate over the ethics of the nation's press outlets hobnobbing with government officials, the vice presidential party has been a fixture in Washington. 

The Vice President's office declined to comment on the record regarding the decision to forego a party this summer.

Off the record, rumors have it that the real reason for the cancellation was fears of a recurrence of last years incident where the Vice President's drunken Secret Service detail stripped him naked, stole his clothes and duct taped him to the steering wheel of Arianna Huffington's  SUV.