When Reporters Get Fed Up
Vice President Joe Biden talked with Syracuse students, teachers and parents Wednesday about his mission to strengthen the middle class.Breidenbach's story is full of other, similar gems ("Guests paid $250 for lunch and about 40 people paid $1,000 to have their photographs taken with Biden... Staff said no to photography and would not allow a reporter to stay to see who Biden spoke with or to interview guests"). A Pulitzer isn't quite appropriate, but we think she should get some kind of medal.
Then, he rode in a limousine to a ballroom where people had paid $250 to have lunch and $1,000 to pose for a picture with him. After that, he rode the limousine a few more blocks to mingle with more people who had paid thousands of dollars to spend private time with him.
Biden merged a middle-class message with $250-a-plate grilled chicken and couscous.