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. Tom in PA

    Dick Cheney is evil incarnate. He & Bush should be tried for war crimes and when found guilty sent to Guantanamo to be tortured and water boarded so they get a taste of what they unleashed on this world and as a lesson to any other people who would be "pre-emptive" and misleading.

    November 13, 2008 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  2. Lee

    Dick Cheney deserves to leave office in shackles, criminal that he is. Of course, I fully expect that Bush will pardon him "for any crimes that he might have committed" on the day before he leaves office.

    November 13, 2008 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  3. Jack walden

    Go Home Barry. Please make sure that you go with your HERO next time he goes hunting. Who knows, you might get your wish and end up as his trophy

    November 13, 2008 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  4. Nobody Asked Larry But...

    VP Dick Cheney, whom I refer to as the rotweiler, is indeed the most dangerous man in Washington DC, and rivals his boss, President George Bush, as the most despised and unpopular elected official since Richard Nixon. January 20, 2009, cannot come soon enough for me and millions of Americans. Don't let the door hit you on the way out Dick.

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

    They should throw him right in jail!

    November 13, 2008 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  6. Scott

    Bush and his master Cheney should both be tried for crimes against humanity. Good riddance to bad garbage.

    November 13, 2008 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  7. HouseDiva

    That will be one creepy house tour.

    It's like Dracula showing them his lair.

    Cheney should be tried for war crimes.

    November 13, 2008 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  8. Anonymous

    Wow If I were Joe or Jill I would have my food checked before I ate.

    November 13, 2008 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  9. jill

    I got 3 words for Cheney Hit The Road!!!

    November 13, 2008 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  10. Charles L. Shaw, Liverpool, NY

    To "Go Home Barry" are you on crack? The GOP and the Democrats are Big (brother) Government enslaver’s of the American citizen.

    Long live the voice of Freedom and Liberty coming to America again.

    I say good bye Mr. Cheney, do not let the door smack you in the butt as you go.

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

    i have to wonder if the article is about cheney or obama and biden. and if the bidens get a dog or not. talk about some hard questions and problems that have to be addressed. 2 dogs and mom. the change were all after. i dont think millions of americans wabt to know who`s getting a dog. 85,000 lost their homes just last month. more american soilders lost their lives. mothers and fathers are grief stricken because of that. their handing out more money to greedy ceos. whats wrong with this picture? and folks its the democrats that have changed since obama became president elect. who`s the lame duck now. jan. 20th can`t come soon enough. maybe the senate and congress will realize obama aint on their side as much as they would like to think they are. after all some of these guys have been in office for 20+ years and they sold their souls long ago to special intrest groups. i`ll vote for a different party next time. thanks

    November 13, 2008 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  12. JIM...TX

    Go Home are an idiot! At best Cheney is a WAR CRIMINAL and at least just another SLUG Republican out for himself and his buddies in big oil!

    November 13, 2008 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  13. Philly

    Cheney should be tried for war crimes charges or crimes against humanity charges and sent to prison for life.

    November 13, 2008 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  14. Jennifer

    THANK GOD!!!

    November 13, 2008 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  15. Once you vote Black

    I hope Biden keeps both eyes on Cheney because we already saw what he does to his friends in the Duck Blind.

    November 13, 2008 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  16. Mike

    They both have very sweet wives. They will make sure the Boys behave themselves.

    November 13, 2008 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  17. Jennifer

    Thank GOD almighty he is out of office. He is the reason I've been praying that Pres. Bush fulfills every minute of his term. He is a bit scary.

    November 13, 2008 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  18. Winston Tyler

    The Grand Old Party, and this country is in shambles, thanks in large part to the reckless practices of the last eight years by a Republican administration.

    Mr. Cheney should be a reminder to us all that his party should never be trusted with the hearts,minds and money of the American people.

    Goodbye and good riddance!

    November 13, 2008 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  19. Larry

    The sooner Cheney is gone, the better we'll all sleep at night. Hero??? HA! How about a complicitor in war crimes!

    November 13, 2008 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  20. Michael in Philadelphia

    Dick Cheney is a war criminal and should be prosecuted as such. He orchestrated this country's entry into an unconstitutional war based entirely on fabrications, presented to the American people and the world as facts. He is a disgrace to every American and to the office he has held for 8 years.

    And by the way, I am a life-long Republican!

    November 13, 2008 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  21. Mike

    "Go Home Barry", Cheney is that you?

    November 13, 2008 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  22. mb

    It would be nice if Biden's Mother move in with the Bidens. He can see about her better if she is close.

    November 13, 2008 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  23. Dan

    Go Home Barry –'re delusional. If the GOP truly thinks that Cheney is a hero it signals the end of a once proud party.

    November 13, 2008 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  24. Dixon

    Keep your head down and eye on your wallett Joe...

    November 13, 2008 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  25. Turnabout is fair play

    Dude, get off the pot, LSD, liquor, and crack. You and the GOP deserve each other because you are both LOSERS in every sense of the word!

    Say bye bye to another one, Ted Stevens of Alaska!

    November 13, 2008 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
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