Joe Biden finally endorsed yesterday what the imperialists in DC have long been backing: an open-ended presence in Afghanistan. “It is not our intention to govern or to nation-build,” Mr Biden said. “As President Karzai often points out, this is the responsibility of the Afghan people, and they are fully capable of it.” But he [...]
|By: emptywheel Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:13 am|
This is just pathetic: Vice President Joe Biden travels to Boston Wednesday, where he’s scheduled to team up with Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas. A Democratic source tells CNN that the event is a fundraiser for the two-term Democratic senator, who faces a very difficult re-election bid this year. Blanche Lincoln just joined Republicans to [...]
|By: emptywheel Wednesday June 23, 2010 8:26 pm|
There’s a lot that’s interesting in this tick-tock of General McChrystal’s firing. It’s a finely crafted narrative, down to the foregrounding of Joe Biden, in spite of the way that the chronology appears to belie that narrative (that is, the chronology appears to start when the White House Press Office learns about the article). And [...]
|By: emptywheel Tuesday June 22, 2010 6:29 am|
The Toobz are a-tizzy this morning with a Rolling Stone article revealing that Stanley McChrystal said mean things about Joe Biden–both publicly and behind his back. Last fall, during the question-and-answer session following a speech he gave in London, McChrystal dismissed the counterterrorism strategy being advocated by Vice President Joe Biden as “shortsighted,” saying it [...]
|By: emptywheel Tuesday May 25, 2010 11:02 am|
As I noted in this post, the front page NYT story putting Petraeus in charge of the paramilitary groups I will call “JUnc-WTF,” which are deployed in allied countries, reminded me of Eric Massa’s allegations that Dick Cheney and Petraeus were plotting a coup (though, as Massa describes it, it sounds more like an “election [...]
|By: bmaz Tuesday October 27, 2009 12:29 am|
Vice President Joe Biden is set to make an appearance in his home state of Delaware today to make an announcement that Fisker Automotive will be purchasing, retooling and opening up operations in a shuttered former General Motors facility in Wilmington.
|By: emptywheel Friday April 10, 2009 4:39 pm|
There are two notable details about next week’s dead-enders do Dallas fest at the George W Bush library. First, that Dick isn’t doing Dallas. And, that they’re apparently crafting a legacy without a brain.
|By: emptywheel Thursday February 5, 2009 10:19 am|
Apparently, they’ve sent Joe Biden out to drum up some excitement for the stimulus package. Sending him to do so at a train station that would be upgraded under the stimulus package? A nice touch. (via email)
Mr. Mayor, thanks for the passport to get in town here. And, Governor, it’s a delight to be with you.
|By: emptywheel Thursday November 13, 2008 3:26 pm|
I get the feeling Dick Cheney has a lot of sympathy for the woman who refused trick or treaters candy if their parents were voting for Obama.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday November 12, 2008 12:35 pm|
The Bidens are due to see their new digs on Thursday night.