Good news: Genius VP announces existence of secret bunker

posted at 5:15 pm on May 16, 2009 by Allahpundit

One heartbeat away. And we all know who’s one heartbeat behind him.

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.

I’m pretty sure that’s not the “undisclosed location,” just an undisclosed location. The Cheney bunker where he spent time in lockdown post-9/11 was revealed five years ago to be a complex on the Pennsylvania/Maryland border. (Or was that just disinformation?) By Biden’s own account, only Cheney’s aides were stationed in the bunker at the VP’s house, not the big fish himself. Even so, what was this moron doing musing about vice-presidential security in front of an audience, even one that’s supposedly “off the record” as the Gridiron’s is? Stephen Hayes notes at the Standard that he visited Cheney’s home more than a dozen times and reported extensively on security precautions and yet not until Biden blabbed did he learn that there’s a secret facility at the Observatory. I googled around to try to debunk his claim that this was, in fact, classified information, but the only evidence I can find that the bunker’s existence was already public knowledge are reports circa December 2002 about suspicious construction going on at the Veep’s house. Can anyone shoot down Hayes’s accusation or did Greasy Joe really FUBAR this as badly as it seems?


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Dopes.
There are many bunkers and the locations of the designated bunkers change periodically.
Its a shell game for the adversary.
Compromising one doesn’t mean squat.

strangelet on May 16, 2009 at 6:00 PM

It means there is one LESS that are now as effective.

NY Conservative on May 16, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Allahpundit, making the VP less safe. Way to go Allah.

myrenovations on May 16, 2009 at 6:36 PM

The Veep did it all on his own.

thmsmgnm on May 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM

We need an Archie Bunker to run.

SouthernGent on May 16, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Nancy Pelosi’s next Press Release–
“The fact that no one knew about this particular secret bunker just goes to show the extent of the lies, cover-ups & deception of the Bush/Cheney Administration”! “We are the most transparent Administration ever”!!!

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Ladywolfnl on May 16, 2009 at 7:40 PM

My brother-in-law worked for FEMA, then Homeland Security after 9/11. He lived in the bunker for weeks on end. It may be secret to the public (I never asked where it was and he never told anyone.), but he did note that Papa John’s pizza delivered to the bunker all the time.

freckleface on May 16, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Mister Ghost on May 16, 2009 at 7:36 PM

If only there were a tunnel under the White House, accessible via a trapdoor in front of the president’s desk. “Joe, I’d like to see you in my office…”

Jim Treacher on May 16, 2009 at 7:49 PM

EAT AT JOES

Ugly on May 16, 2009 at 7:53 PM

This is why national secrets are not safe with people like Biden. He always has to prove how smart he is to the World and show us just how important he is.

cobrakai99 on May 16, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Joe reminds me of some of the characters from the 1964 film, Dr. Strangelove. We would actually be better off if Peter Sellers was still alive and VP. At least I’d find it amusing.

old trooper2 on May 16, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Gov. Palin has security clearance and can keep state secrets and she was called uninformed. Now we find out the VPOTUS can’t keep any secrets and they say its Joe being Joe. With the Speaker of the House and VPOTUS who needs enemies of the state when we have right here. We are Doomed I tell you, Doomed.

Clyde5445 on May 16, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Imbecile VP Paints Bullseye on Self.

News at 10.

viking01 on May 16, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Compromising one doesn’t mean squat.

strangelet on May 16, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Compromising national security assests used to be called treason. Remember the years of screaming over the so called national security asset called vallerie plame?

Now its no big deal.

sonofdy on May 16, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Joe, Joe, Joe; Give the GPS coordinates, for Gods (allah’s) sake! Remember; Obama needs to be tested!

Cybergeezer on May 16, 2009 at 8:22 PM

This dummy and his boss couldn’t find a place called “Joe’s” for their burgers?

Cybergeezer on May 16, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Yes the american army will be coming from the west at 13:00 with 6 bradelys and 2 abrams with the normal support, but don’t tell anyone….

nudge nudge wink wink…

sonofdy on May 16, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Ahhh… even super-duper extra-special secret tunnels and edifices must be paid for. At this rate I’m pretty sure that we’ll need a Saddamish number of underground bunkers to keep up with the ‘adults’ in charge.

All done up in red velvet, of course.

Hey! If you are going to expend lots of money, might as well go for the extras… you can call it a ‘stimulus’ package. That is what Saddam did, at any rate.

ajacksonian on May 16, 2009 at 8:27 PM

And people made a living on Dan Quale! Who’s getting rich on this asshole?

Cybergeezer on May 16, 2009 at 8:27 PM

The genius V.P. with the highest I.Q. evah owes a whole lotta money. Maybe he’s been hoping he can make some bucks as a stand up comedian when his W.H. gig is over.

Buy Danish on May 16, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Colin Powell is going to the United Nations with photographic documentation of the location.

Cybergeezer on May 16, 2009 at 8:29 PM

I’m pretty sure that’s not the “undisclosed location,” just an undisclosed location

It’s probably just the padded room they put Joe in everynight.

vcferlita on May 16, 2009 at 8:52 PM

Did Janet Napolitano just shut down Hot Air to protect Biden?

Loxodonta on May 16, 2009 at 8:52 PM

Buy Danish on May 16, 2009 at 8:27 PM

He took out an equity loan to pay for all that stuff he did to his head.

Jim Treacher on May 16, 2009 at 8:52 PM

The tunneling technology that the US possesses, including the likely presence of nuclear tunnelers is just amazing, including their ability to create underground edifices in quite public areas, without anyone knowing.

Mister Ghost on May 16, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Devil In The Dark?

Del Dolemonte on May 16, 2009 at 8:58 PM

I know this is kind of different… but my first reaction to the “secret bunker” was the soundbite of Gore and his “lock box.” Anyone else? When is SNL going to start earning the money???

Upstater85 on May 16, 2009 at 9:05 PM

God help the United States of America.

peacenprosperity on May 16, 2009 at 5:19 PM

Should be our new National Motto. We can print it on all the new hyperinflation dollars.

unwashed minion on May 16, 2009 at 9:12 PM

Maybe they just told Biden it was in his basement, so he goes there while all the cool people go to the “in” shelter.

NCC on May 16, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Should be our new National Motto. We can print it on all the new hyperinflation dollars.

unwashed minion on May 16, 2009 at 9:12 PM

I prefer

God, please rescue this nation.

Upstater85 on May 16, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Joe Biden is STUCK ON STOOPID.

And people made a living on Dan Quale! Who’s getting rich on this asshole?

Cybergeezer on May 16, 2009 at 8:27 PM

ACORN, union bosses, Palestinians, Obama, democrats…

dthorny on May 16, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Maybe they just told Biden it was in his basement, so he goes there while all the cool people go to the “in” shelter.

NCC on May 16, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Yeah, something tells me that if there is a reason to go in the bunker, Biden will be sent across town with a live camera feed on all major networks, while the rest of the “innies” will get the heck to safety.

Upstater85 on May 16, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Joe Biden is stuck on stoopid.

We should let Biden remain in there for years to come…….and shut off ALL the communication equipment….and tell no one where he is……and place Bela Pelosi in there as well…and Reid, Shumer, Kerry, Clinton, Begala, Stephanapoulous, all of the liberal media, Obama without the prompter to entertain them all.

dthorny on May 16, 2009 at 9:23 PM

Compromising one doesn’t mean squat.

strangelet on May 16, 2009 at 6:00 PM

It means that the Vice President of the United States is indiscreet. I’ll say again that the tone and content of your comments make you seem obtuse or even Aspergerist.

Kralizec on May 16, 2009 at 9:24 PM

I’ll say again that the tone and content of your comments make you seem obtuse or even Aspergerist.

Kralizec on May 16, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Not nearly clever enough for an Aspergers kid; I have one, and her intellect doesn’t even come close.

Obtuse, yes; with a side order of stubborn.

massrighty on May 16, 2009 at 9:41 PM

Ever wonder about that secure, undisclosed location where Dick Cheney secreted himself after the 9/11 attacks?

I’m an equal opportunity offender. To me, funny is funny. So here goes:

I heard it was the Archie Bunker.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on May 16, 2009 at 9:42 PM

Valerie PLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME

LibTired on May 16, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Next week Joe will let us know what the shuttle is really doing at the Hubble telescope.

Bicyea on May 16, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Joe Biden– code named ID-I0-T

Bicyea on May 16, 2009 at 9:45 PM

did Greasy Joe really FUBAR this as badly as it seems?

There is no classified information that is safe in this dope’s head. None. He is genetically incapable of thinking before opening his stupid mouth. He is a walking national security disaster.

Jaibones on May 16, 2009 at 9:46 PM

Just raise your right hand in the air and say “Heil, yes we can!”

Dictators like to surround themselves with idiots.

petunia on May 16, 2009 at 9:48 PM

massrighty on May 16, 2009 at 9:41 PM

Thanks, massrighty.

Strangelet, massrighty knows an Asperger’s kid, and you are no Asperger’s kid.

Kralizec on May 16, 2009 at 9:54 PM

Biden must have a death wish so that when he’s tracked down he’ll be in a position, like Tony Montana at the end of Scarface, to say to terrorists, “Say hello to my little friend.”

What a moron. And I thought Gore was an idiotic vice president.

BuckeyeSam on May 16, 2009 at 10:11 PM

Blame it on Joe indeed..

Ugh, where is the mental floss??

itzWicks on May 16, 2009 at 10:11 PM

Say whatever you wish about Dick Cheney…

No one ever, ever had any reason to question his intelligence, or his judgement, in all the myriad of ways we’ve already had to, with Joe Biden.

massrighty on May 16, 2009 at 10:17 PM

STILL BETTER THAN OBAMA-NATION.

darktood on May 16, 2009 at 10:18 PM

It means there is one LESS that are now as effective.

NY Conservative on May 16, 2009 at 7:37 PM

eh make that two less. They screwed up the one before that too.

We wont get attacked anyway. China already owns us.

johnnyU on May 16, 2009 at 11:09 PM

The Secret Service should tell brainless Joe that from now on he will have to sleep in an observatory garbage can (with the lid on, of course) just to be safe. Joe will probably go for it.

viking01 on May 16, 2009 at 11:22 PM

Say whatever you wish about Dick Cheney…

No one ever, ever had any reason to question his intelligence, or his judgement, in all the myriad of ways we’ve already had to, with Joe Biden.

massrighty on May 16, 2009 at 10:17 PM

[Emphasis added.]

. . . question his intelligence. . . .” Isn’t that exactly what Nancy Pelosi just did at her press conference? As I recall, she said “The C.I.A. lied to me.”

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on May 16, 2009 at 11:40 PM

strangelet on May 16, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Are you still pretending to be a Republican?

hawkdriver on May 16, 2009 at 11:47 PM

. . . question his intelligence. . . .” Isn’t that exactly what Nancy Pelosi just did at her press conference? As I recall, she said “The C.I.A. lied to me.”

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on May 16, 2009 at 11:40 PM

She questioned “the intelligence,” I question Joe’s intelligence. (Rather, I don’t question it – he’s dumb as a stump.)

I’m sure you knew that, and were just being sarcastic, but I wanted to call him dumb, anyway.

massrighty on May 17, 2009 at 12:13 AM

“Hey, Plugs and Capps Joe, the first rule of executive branch security is that you don’t talk about executive branch security,” THE SECRET SERVICE.

Branch Rickey on May 17, 2009 at 7:08 AM

Biden truly puts the ID in IDIOT.

pilamaye on May 17, 2009 at 8:28 AM

When I saw this I was pretty shocked. I knew this guy was a complete and I mean total air head, but holy crap!

This is beyond moronic.

dogsoldier on May 17, 2009 at 9:45 AM

They only put him on the ticket as by comparison it makes Obama appear even more intelligent.

Jamson64 on May 17, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Note to Obama: Don’t tell Biden anything classified if you can help it.

threeCents on May 17, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Once an idiot always an idiot!

regmgr on May 17, 2009 at 10:16 AM

In a real crisis, America may be safer if the bad guys take out Joe Biden than if he is allowed to be his incredibly stupid self under pressure.

Too bad we are stuck with that other idiot who picked Joe Biden as VP, and bears responsibility for that decision. Then there is the Speaker Liar of the House.

Right_of_Attila on May 17, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Later on, at times Cheney’s undisclosed location was just his house in Wyoming.

At first there were f-16s flyng capcom over the valley when he was there, and then they replaced that with two different missile defense facilities. This is all public knowledge, btw.

I’ve never heard what kind of air defense protected Bush’s home near Crawford, but seeing what Cheney had, there must have been something.

juliesa on May 17, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Just think, if McCain would’ve won they said we’d get an idiot for a VP…

Wyznowski on May 17, 2009 at 11:26 AM

What’s truly shocking is that Libtard basement-dwellers actually come here to defend the Vice Knucklehead.

Since they like going back to Bush on everything, yeah, let’s.

President Bush nor Cheney didn’t do or say stupid things like this. But what if either one had? We’d still be hearing about it from the MSM and the ‘Democratic strategists’.

It is indeed frustrating for truly intelligent, mature people to be called ‘stupid’. Teenagers have that mentality towards their parents and teachers.

That should clue us in on the juvenile mentality of the Leftists.

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 17, 2009 at 11:54 AM

You know, after 8-years of hearing how moronic Bush was, I think a mantra of Obama-Biden being clueless and ignorant would stick. They BOTH are providing plenty of ammo.

Goodeye_Closed on May 17, 2009 at 1:19 PM

And people made a living on Dan Quale! Who’s getting rich on this asshole?
Cybergeezer on May 16, 2009

Conservatives SUCK at defending themselves.

Goodeye_Closed on May 17, 2009 at 1:25 PM

We really dodged a bullet on that Palin chick, eh?

Purple Avenger on May 17, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Well this was the man O picked to be an ASSet in foreign policy. How in the hell could people vote for a man who picked THIS man as VP? This act alone showed his incompetence.

Herb on May 17, 2009 at 5:25 PM

Well this was the man O picked to be an ASSet in foreign policy. How in the hell could people vote for a man who picked THIS man as VP? This act alone showed his incompetence.

Herb on May 17, 2009 at 5:25 PM

Strangleit explained it in detail earlier in the comment thread. I’ll paraphrase: The democrat voting base is stupid. They are self-aware of their stupidity. They vote for ‘intellectual elites’ like Biden because he is so smart he must know how to govern effectively.

Hope that clears it up for you!

;)

daesleeper on May 17, 2009 at 5:30 PM

Eh, no big deal. For all we know, this revelation could have been plagiarized.

anuts on May 17, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Joe the Plumber… meet Joe the Retard.

bloviator on May 17, 2009 at 6:17 PM

go to your bunker biden, we will be safer…

workingforpigs on May 18, 2009 at 3:14 AM

I love how non-disclosure statements mean nothing in Washington. What would land most folks in prison or get a clearance revoked amounts to a gaffe for a politician.

Send_Me on May 18, 2009 at 7:13 AM

When I had a security clearance, if I said something utterly stupid like that, inadvertently or not, I’d STILL be in jail. This moron gets more famous.

Mr. Grump on May 18, 2009 at 10:13 AM

And how much will it cost to relocate the secret bunker?

diogenes on May 18, 2009 at 10:48 AM

I hope he keeps using it

entagor on May 18, 2009 at 12:59 PM

This guy soooooo much reminds me of the old put down….

If they put his brain a matchbox it would look like a bb in a boxcar!

TrickyDick on May 18, 2009 at 1:39 PM

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