November 13th, 2008
08:52 AM ET
5 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. Sharon from Dumfries Virginia

    This is ONE AMERICAN, let's all act accordingly.

    November 13, 2008 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  2. Doug R.

    Dick Cheney is a coward, draft dodger, and convicted drunk driver.

    November 13, 2008 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  3. Lorna, NY

    I wouldn't take any food from them....

    November 13, 2008 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  4. Sam the Builder

    DICK,
    GODSPEED.

    November 13, 2008 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  5. matt

    Dick Cheney is a loser who is a serious liability to this nation. There are a lot of Republicans worthy of respect, but he isn't one of them.

    November 13, 2008 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  6. Defected Republican

    The name fits. He ran this country into the ground. GOP is done. They are out of touch and out of ideas. Who is going to save them Sara Palin, oh please. I wont vote republican until they change their ways. Jindal is the only one who can save them and he should just wait till 2016.

    November 13, 2008 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  7. Obama/Biden and Michelle and Jill 08

    You have GOT to be kidding. He should be in jail

    November 13, 2008 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  8. Thomas

    I notice that no one even tries to calculate the approval/disapproval rate for Dick.

    I can't imagine anyone with less credibility in this Administration.

    I wish Dick the best of luck in his transition to the obscurity he so richly deserves

    November 13, 2008 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  9. Swiftboat my a$$

    PLease JOE , Just DON'T GO on a hunt trip with him !

    November 13, 2008 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  10. PJ

    Your name says it all......Go Home Berry and stop drinking the koolaid. Hero- full military honors? You are jesting, right?

    We will celebrate all right – just not for the reasons you state. OMG

    November 13, 2008 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  11. Diana Ewing NJ

    This is for GO HOME Barry.... I do believe that Cheney did not serve in the military..... But it is true with the wars that have gone on since he vetted himself for VP.... all the services might want to play their bands to see him go home.

    November 13, 2008 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  12. ToddDC

    You've got to be kidding – Cheney is the WORST VP this country has ever seen, Instead of Military honors, he should be arrested and imprisoned for misleading the American people into war!

    November 13, 2008 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  13. Keeping It Real

    What Planet are you on "Go Home Barry"? What drugs are you taking? Dick Cheney will go down in history on the list of the WORST
    VICE PRESIDENTS. Dick Cheney had a energy summit back in 2000, I wonder what type of energy strategic was developed? Check the out trading prices of oil and gas for the past two years. Wonder how's Cheney's financial situation today? Bet you he make some profits! The GOP is a party which is in need of new faces. Faces which reflects the "true" United States of America 2008.

    November 13, 2008 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  14. Gracie

    GOOD RIDDANCE TO BUSH AND HIS SIDEKICK CHENEY!!

    GOOD RIDDANCE TO BUSH AND HIS SIDEKICK CHENEY!!

    GOOD RIDDANCE TO BUSH AND HIS SIDEKICK CHENEY!!

    November 13, 2008 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  15. mike

    I just want to put one note out there. It has been confirmed that Gov Palin was lied about concerning Africa and other issues stated by MSNBC. The lies of a person who was supposed to be on the campaign team were actually spread by one Eitan Gorlin and his male partner. In other words, if people will not shoot themselves in the foot then demorats will do it for them. Before you liberal bed wetters get to upset remember obama stated there are 58 states in the US and Iran is a tiny country that is no threat to the US even in this world of dirty bombs the size of a shoe box or smaller.

    November 13, 2008 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  16. Randy in Atlanta

    Good riddance to bad rubbish!

    November 13, 2008 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  17. Gracie

    GOOD BYE TO CROOK CHENEY!

    GOOD BYE TO CROOK CHENEY!

    GOOD BYE TO CROOK CHENEY!

    GOOD BYE TO CROOK CHENEY!

    GOOD BYE TO CROOK CHENEY!

    GOOD BYE TO CROOK CHENEY!

    November 13, 2008 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  18. Henry Linden

    I could not be happier than to see Dick Cheney leave. I personally blame him for the Iraq and Afganistan conflicts. He has not been a patriot but has been a Halliburton liason the White House. His self serving bias has caused many a family to grieve over there brave loved one who paid the ultimate sacrifice. I do not wish him good luck or God speed. I hope he just goes away, much like the last few years.

    November 13, 2008 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  19. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I just hope that Biden doesn't look at Cheney's rifle collection. He risks getting shot. Remember the last time a lawyer was near Cheney when he had a gun? He was shot by Cheney, and that was a friend.

    To Go Home Barry: Cheney never served in the military at all by most accounts. He has served in government for many years as well as the private sector. Cheney has tried to alter the laws and the power the VP's office has. That is not deserving of any praise.

    November 13, 2008 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  20. Washington Observer

    I would like Joe to ask Dick one questions on behalf of all taxpayers.

    How did the Bush-Paulson-Pelosi-Reid Hole in the Wall Gang pull off the biggest bank heist in history.

    Much to my chagrin and to millions of other Americans, we are now being told that the Democratically controlled Congress gave $700 billion of taxpayer funds to the banks as an investment in stock, and the banks can do anything they want with those funds - anything or nothing – and becasue the Government bought stock, the banks to not have to tell the american people what they did or will do with a single penny of those funds. This is the bank heist of the century – but with a twist – the banks, with the help of Pelosi and reid – have robbed America.

    I now understand that Pelosi and barney Frank are planning a second heist – this one by the gang of Ford – GM – Chrysler. The government will invest in those dinosaurs and they can do anything they want with the cash – like pay for union benefits and pensions.

    AmI alone here folks. Does anyone else get this?

    November 13, 2008 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  21. Vickie

    Think God, this jerk is going to be gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 13, 2008 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  22. LET IT GO

    WHO CARES, JUST HAVE MRS PALIN CONTINUING TALKING , AND BARRY WILL BE IN UNTIL 2016. YEAH GO SARAH LOL.

    November 13, 2008 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  23. Roland

    Thankfully, Cheney is leaving office. He was a diservice to the country when serving in both Bush administrations.

    It is time to change the way the government does business; for the people, by the people.

    November 13, 2008 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  24. becky

    Dick Cheney and GW Bush should be tried for crimes committed against America!
    Built a case for war built around lies...
    Gitmo...
    Loss of Civil Liberties...
    Bankrupted our country...
    And the list goes on and on!
    As history unfolds itself these two and their Republican followers in the House will go down as the worst leaders this country has ever seen. They will not be able to hide from the truth.

    November 13, 2008 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  25. Ken in Dallas

    Cheney isn't even a veteran. It would be a travesty to offer him military honors, an insult to the thousands of lives that have been lost due to his demented ambition to build a global empire.

    He is a war criminal, though. The Geneva Conventions are endorsed in law in the US, and he instigated major violations on behalf of the people of the United States.

    If Cheney's your hero, the GOP deserves to be out, as well as down.

    November 13, 2008 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
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