UPDATE, below (hint - Pandora's Box"):
Apparently Joe Biden's public gaffes and his private antics within the White House have become enough of a problem that the Obama administration has publicly let the cat out of the bag to Newsweek journalist, Richard Wolffe, who has been given significant interview access in the White House, including with the President himself. He has a new book set for release on June 2nd, to be entitled:
Renegade: The Making of a PresidentWell, here's a little beauty for you . . . that new book according to Fox News reporter, Bill Sammon, includes details about how President Obama has actually had to privately dress down Joe Biden for his lack of discipline, including for having made what the President viewed as out-of-line comments during cabinet meetings.
Sammon's FOXNews.com article today is:
Obama 'Distracted' by Biden's 'Indiscipline,' Book Asserts
The president is so "distracted by his vice president's indiscipline" that he has been forced to rebuke privately Vice President Biden, according to a new book by Richard Wolffe
Thursday, May 21, 2009 President Obama is so "distracted by his vice president's indiscipline" that he has been forced to rebuke privately Vice President Joe Biden, according to a new book by Newsweek journalist Richard Wolffe, who interviewed Obama a dozen times.
"He can't keep his mouth shut," Wolffe quotes a "senior Obama aide" as saying of the gaffe-prone Biden in "Renegade: The Making of a President," set for release June 2.
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You have to read the whole thing. Sammon gets into a few of the juicy details, including about the dressing down.
Well, something just seems wrong with that book title, no? Hmmmm . . . let me think . . . okay.
Here it is . . . my recommended alternative title for Wolffe's book:
Judgment: The Selection of a Vice-President
There. Now it makes much more sense!
UPDATE: Joe has blurted again, this time in favor of the position taken by his predecessor, Dick Cheney! As pointed out by the U.S. Editor for the British newspaper, the Telegraph, Joe, who confirmed he was "out of the loop," has now said:
"But, look, what the president said is that this is going to be hard. It's like opening Pandora's Box. We don't know what's inside the box."Yep. Thanks, and a shout out to Joe from Dick Cheney will no doubt soon be forthcoming! Makes you wonder if there is a woodshed on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory?
He also said that "to the best of my knowledge" the number of prisoners "who are a real danger who are not able to returned or tried" has "not been established" by the Obama administration.
So he basically just confirmed his predecessor Dick Cheney's analysis that the decision was taken "with little deliberation, and no plan". (emphasis added to identify quotes)