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Jill Biden Says Husband Offered Choice of Vice President or Secretary of State

19 January, 2009
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Vice President-elect Joe Biden tries to “shhh” his wife after she lets the apparent secret slip on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

AP

Monday, January 19, 20o9

Spouses can cause so much trouble for politicians and that is good for the rest of us.  Bill Clinton had to release his donor list which caused some concern in Washington, but Jill Biden just let some equally important news slip out that might bother the rest of us.  The Bidens taped an interview with Oprah for showing tonight.  I wonder if this portion will be scrubbed.

Fox News has released a story from the Associated Press saying that Barack Obama offered Joe Biden the choice of Vice-President or Secretary of State.  After Biden discussed the offer with his wife and again with Obama, he took the V.P. job.

I guess that means that Hillary Clinton was second choice for S.O.S. and we still don’t know whether Obama would have chosen her for V.P.

Evidently, Mr. Obama had to persuade Biden to take the job.


read the story here:    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/01/19/jill-biden-says-husband-offered-choice-vice-president-secretary-state/

Well that didn’t take long:  Jill Biden obviously does not know what’s going on in Washington, nor in her own  house.

Denial                      Denial                                   Denial                           Denial


Biden tries to shush wife after state-VP slip
By NEDRA PICKLER (Associated Press Writer)
From Associated Press

January 20, 2009 1:19 AM EST


After the exchange aired on television three hours later, Biden spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander denied Jill Biden’s account in a statement e-mailed to reporters.

“To be clear, President-elect Obama offered Vice President-elect Biden one job only – to be his running mate,” the statement said. “And the vice president-elect was thrilled to accept the offer.”

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Alexander’s statement said, “Like anyone who followed the presidential campaign this summer, Dr. Jill Biden knew there was a chance that President-elect Obama might ask her husband to serve in some capacity and that, given his background, the positions of vice president and secretary of state were possibilities. Dr. Biden’s point to Oprah today was that being vice president would be a better fit for their family because they would get to see him more and get to participate in serving more.”

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