Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ahh, the mystery of Dick Cheney's undisclosed location solved

It was a room in the basement of where he lived. According to Rawstory, Biden recently made the disclosure:

"Ever wonder about that secure, undisclosed location where Dick Cheney secreted himself after the 9/11 attacks? Joe Biden reveals the bunker-like room is at the Naval Observatory in Washington, where Cheney lived for eight years and which is now home to Biden. The veep related the story to his head-table dinner mates when he filled in for President Obama at the Gridiron Club earlier this year. He said the young naval officer giving him a tour of the residence showed him the hideaway, which is behind a massive steel door secured by an elaborate lock with a narrow connecting hallway lined with shelves filled with communications equipment. The officer explained that when Cheney was in lock down, this was where his most trusted aides were stationed, an image that Biden conveyed in a way that suggested we shouldn’t be surprised that the policies that emerged were off the wall."

So, we go from undisclosed super-secret location to Biden giving people tours of it and calling Cheney a nutcase, more or less. I like this turn of events. The idea of Cheney's hidey-hole being in his residence isn't a completely new idea. There were reports of massive construction projects centered on putting something in under his house in the wake of 9/11. In fact, the neighbors complained about the round the clock activity and noise, but were ultimately told to STFU by the government.

I think that our security has now been horribly compromised by Joe Biden. And our sense of wonder. I would much prefer the truth of Cheney's secret location to be some sort of bunker constructed at the bottom of a missile silo in Wyoming like in "Spies Like Us" than for it to be a room in his basement, or in a subbasement as the case may be.

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