Looks like the Obama administration is getting a little tired of “Joe “Plugs” Biden and his Gaff-tastic Circus”.
Apparently worried that he might say something, uh, stupid again in front of the cameras, Biden held a closed door address to AFL-CIO leaders in Florida, Tuesday.
Just who was it that determined the meeting be closed to cameras? Depends on what time of the day it is.
First, the union said it was the Vice-President’s office which declared it a closed meeting, then, after a bit of information gathering, it seems it was actually the Union which desired it to be off limits to cameras. Cough Bullsh*t Cough
From Fox News:
Cameras Barred from Biden’s Speech to AFL-CIO
Vice President Joe Biden’s office said Thursday it is honoring the wishes of the union to not have the press attend, which the AFL-CIO acknowledged after previously telling FOX News it was the vice president’s decision..
So much for transparency, but who’s messing with Joe?
Cameras have been banned from Vice President Biden’s address to AFL-CIO leaders in Miami Thursday.
The vice president’s office said Thursday it is honoring the wishes of the union to have press cameras barred.
“Traditionally, the AFL-CIO Executive Council meetings are closed press. Each of its sessions this week have been closed press,” spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement.
The AFL-CIO acknowledged Thursday that it was its choice to ban cameras after telling FOX News a day earlier it was the vice president’s decision. Alexander said the veep tried to change the rule but was denied.
“As part of its unprecedented commitment to transparency, Vice President Biden’s office asked that a change to the policy be made so that a pool of print reporters would be allowed to cover the speech and a full transcript of the vice president’s remarks will be sent out this afternoon.”
What a bunch of tools.
If anyone believes it was the union and not Obama’s communication fire department pre-empting another soiled gig by Saint Joe, I got a magazine cover without Obama’s picture to sell you.