Biden Aide to Journo: Sorry We Put You in the Closet
Blogosphere erupts over reporter's hour-long wait
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 28, 2011 11:12 AM CDT
Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Del., Monday, March 21, 2011.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Newser) – A rep for Joe Biden has apologized to a reporter for his lengthy stay in a storage closet on Wednesday, where he waited to cover a fundraiser, reports Fox News. “This was the unfortunate mistake of an inexperienced staffer and the vice president's office has made sure it will never happen again,” said the vice president’s press secretary. Orlando Sentinel reporter Scott Powers spent more than an hour in the room in advance of Biden's arrival at the event, and complained to his editor—and now bloggers have blown the whole thing out of proportion, he writes.

“I was kidnapped. That was news to me,” notes Powers in a blog post. His version of the story: Powers was asked to wait in a room that “felt like a closet.” He wasn’t locked in, but there was staffer outside who asked him to wait each time he emerged. Annoyed, Powers sent a photo to his editor, who posted it. “I thought it was funny,” Powers notes, and he quickly forgot about it. But “then the blogosphere went crazy,” and “now we have ClosetGate.”

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Dro_Trebor
Mar 30, 2011 7:26 AM CDT
I forgave many of Cheney's mistakes, as well as those of his staff. Minor stuff that didn't affect how the country was run didn't matter. There was so much left over to dislike and distrust the man for, the minor stuff didn't really matter. I'm not a huge fan of Joe Biden, but at least to date he hasn't secured war profits for his "former" company, nor has he or his staff been implicated in the revealing of any covert operatives identities.
libturd
Mar 29, 2011 6:30 AM CDT
OMG and you lefties make fun of Chaney? (do not bother hitting the reply button, case is closed)
amax1
Mar 29, 2011 1:34 AM CDT
I would not let Joe Biden give a speech at my pig farm.