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

Cheneys to host Bidens on Thursday

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. Mark Dover, Delaware

    Dick Cheney a Hero? 7 deferrments when it was his turn to fight? He had a chance to be a hero and he chose not to put himself in harm's way. Don't let the door hit you in the you know what on the way out. Good riddance!

    November 13, 2008 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  2. Rob

    The damage Cheney did to this country, especially to it's method of constitutional governance, is immeasurable. Biden had it right when he denounced Cheney's support of the unitary executive theory.

    November 13, 2008 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  3. Parting is not such sweet sorrow

    Does he need help packing his bags? Can he leave early? Tell Biden not to go hunting with him!

    November 13, 2008 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  4. James Vanders

    Yes, Cheney is a hero... if your definition of hero is – one who stood up to be counted with those who are willing to torture another human being... yes, a very noble, outstanding hero indeed. Surely a man to be idealized.

    November 13, 2008 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
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