November 13th, 2008
08:52 AM ET
10 years ago

Cheneys to host Bidens on Thursday

Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife will host the Bidens Thursday.

Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife will host the Bidens Thursday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – As the Obamas did earlier this week, the Bidens will visit their future Washington residence on Thursday afternoon, a spokeswoman for Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday.

“Vice President and Mrs. Cheney will host Vice President-elect and Dr. Jill Biden at the Naval Observatory,” said spokeswoman Megan Mitchell. “The Cheneys and the Bidens will have a private meeting and then tour the residence.”

Biden was a harsh critic of Cheney on the campaign trail. During this year’s vice presidential debate, the Delaware senator said Cheney “has been the most dangerous vice president probably in American history.” Like Obama, Biden reveled in the news that Cheney endorsed McCain in a November 1 speech, helping further their argument that the Republican nominee would be a continuation of the Bush-Cheney administration.

Biden has been a senator since 1973 but has never lived in Washington, instead famously taking the train to and from Wilmington, Delaware each day. He told reporters on Election Day that a move to Washington wouldn’t change his family life very much — the biggest shift, he said, was that relatives in Wilmington would have to travel to the nation’s capital for holidays, instead of the reverse.

The move has raised two questions for Biden that Obama has also had to answer: whether his mother will move with him, and what kind of dog to get.

“With Barack inquiring about would I be willing to get vetted [for the vice presidency], Jill said, ‘I’ll make you a deal - if you get the vice presidency and get elected, you can get a dog,’” said Biden.

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soundoff (105 Responses)
  1. Go home Cheney

    And what foreign country do you live in?

    November 13, 2008 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  2. A Real American

    Dick Cheney is a war criminal who deserves to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of international law. He ordered individuals tortured BY NAME. Think about what that means. The Vice President of the United States of America, naming individual people– who hadn't even been charged with a crime, no less– singling them out to be tortured.

    If that's the exemplar of the modern day GOP, not only are their policies bankrupt, but their morals are too.

    November 13, 2008 07:28 am at 7:28 am |
  3. John

    from office to world court to prison that is the path he desreves. nothing else.

    November 13, 2008 07:28 am at 7:28 am |
  4. Scott Tucson

    One thing for certain, with Biden's consident gaffs he would be funnier than Cheney was. Maybe Joe will take his boss bird hunting sometime in the next four years.

    November 13, 2008 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
  5. And may he never return

    He IS the bitter face and attitude of the GOP and will not be missed.

    November 13, 2008 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  6. Alan Machtey Sugar land texas

    sooner the better. Cheney agenda and ego cost this country a lot of lost lives and damaged our reputation.

    November 13, 2008 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  7. Dee

    Biden better sit with his back to the wall....and don't drink the water!!!

    Cheney's hands are covered in more blood than Bush's are...he was the Puppet Master behind a lot of the Bush policies...

    So long Dick....good riddance!!!!!!

    November 13, 2008 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  8. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    Cheney's endorsement for McCain three days before the election says it all, my friends.

    And I'm betting Cheney relishes all the negative things said against him as a "badge of honor." He knows what he is and what he is responsible for. He has to live with it but having a leather conscience, he'll be fine.

    November 13, 2008 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  9. Eric the hedge fund manager, Ann Arbor, MI

    OK all you liberals, get out your best bashing of the Bush/Chaney years.

    We'll see how safe Obama keeps this Country and where his socialist/marxist beliefs and programs take this Country.

    Your hate and lies about both Bush and Chaney are just disgusting.

    November 13, 2008 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  10. Robert

    I hope that Joe Biden will get to like living in Washington DC. His advice and councel needs to be that close to President Obama at all times. In my book, Biden should have been President a long time ago. He & Obama are not just good men...but Great Men!

    November 13, 2008 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  11. Dan Carr

    Hey Look ,
    Dick Cheney's Come out of his bunker!

    November 13, 2008 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
  12. 1/20/13

    To all you people to include many woman who are bashing Palin give it up. The only reason all of the woman groups dislike her is A) She doesnt look like the typical liberal woman (Short haired and manly looking) and B) She doesnt believe in killing babies.

    Give it rest I thought you were the party of Peace, love, Gay and happy

    November 13, 2008 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
  13. grahame


    November 13, 2008 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  14. D Somerville

    You keep clinging to that raft, Barry Butkiss. They should all be in jail soon.

    November 13, 2008 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  15. Dilligaf

    The grownups leave and Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber now take over. God help us!

    November 13, 2008 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  16. Pat from MO

    W? Is that you!?

    November 13, 2008 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  17. Candy West Virginia

    Joe and Jill, please watch your back and if you hear shots run like heck.
    And to Go Home Barry – they have hospitals for your affliction, you ought to check yourself in. Hopefully cheyney will be tried for his numerous crimes.

    November 13, 2008 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  18. Phillip Bunn

    Hey Dick. On your way to where ever it is that you are going, could you stick Sarah Palin in your sock and take her with you?

    November 13, 2008 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  19. Junius

    Biden! If he asks to show you where he keeps the safe, dont go!!

    He might just try to lock you up in his man sized safe!! That evil evil man.

    November 13, 2008 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  20. Go to Jail Cheney

    Dick Cheney is a CRIMINAL and deserves to leave office in handcuffs. In fact, it should be televised to serve as a warning for future would-be-tramplers of the constitution.

    "Long live the GOP"? Whatever....

    November 13, 2008 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  21. Craig H, Mpls, MN

    Cheney is a war-crininal who authorised torture and a war of agression in Iraq and war-profiteer who has made a lot of money for Haliburton in Iraq with no-bid contracts. He should be impeached and led out of the Whitehouse in handcuffs.

    November 13, 2008 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  22. Jon

    A comendable job CNN has done Photoshopping a smile on this ogre's face. Must have taken tens of manhours.

    Then again, I hope thats a fake smile. Cheney actually smiling with this few days left in office could mean the Bush Adminstration's biggest blow to the American people could still be in the wings. Merry Christmas, everyone....and duck.

    November 13, 2008 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  23. S. Holt

    I love and admire The Bidens as much as I do The Obamas. They make a great team. I just love Jill, she is so smart and an educator, too.

    November 13, 2008 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  24. Carl from MI

    Dick Cheney is NOT a HERO and deserves to leave office and GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL!! It should be televised, and if he's convicted of treason he should be publicly hanged!!

    The GOP has gone down in flames, and as long as their party is controlled by right-wing radicals that are out of touch with the common voter, they just won't win any offices back. The only thing they can do in an election is spread fear and use negative campaign tactics and our nation's voters have tired of their lame rhetoric.

    November 13, 2008 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  25. scott

    Dick Cheney deserves to be handed over to the international tribunal in the Hague to stand trial for war crimes. 800,000.00 dead Iraqis demand it!

    November 13, 2008 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
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