Now, Biden blunders by revealing location of secret Vice President’s bunker

May 18th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, May 18 (ANI): US Vice President Joe Biden, who is well-known for his verbal gaffes, may have finally outdone himself, by divulging the location of a secret bunker used by the vice-president in the event of an emergency.

A Fox News report said Biden revealed the location of the bunker at a Gridiron Club dinner here.

Biden told his dinner mates that the bunker was under the old U.S. Naval Observatory.

Eleanor Clift, Newsweek magazine’s Washington contributing editor, said Biden revealed the location while filling in for President Obama at the dinner, who, along with Grover Cleveland, is the only president to skip the gathering.

According to the report, Biden “said a 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.”

Clift continued: “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.”

In December 2002, neighbors complained of loud construction work being done at the Naval Observatory, which has been used as a residence by vice presidents since 1974.

The upset neighbors were sent a letter by the observatory’s superintendent, calling the work “sensitive in nature” and “classified” and that it was urgent it be completed “on a highly accelerated schedule.”

Residents said they believed workers were digging deep into the ground, which would support Biden’s report of a secret bunker, but officials never confirmed the purpose of the work performed.

The revelation is the latest from Biden, who has a long history of political blunders. (ANI)

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