by Ashley Phosphate
North Charleston – Vice President Joe Biden’s arrival for a weeklong vacation at Kiawah Island yesterday is actually a cover story for the Vice President’s stay at a North Charleston alcohol and substance abuse treatment center, theDiscust learned.
Secret Service agents on Biden’s detail were overheard in a bar at Charleston International Airport to say that the Vice President’s transportation to Kiawah Island actually contained a Biden look-alike. The agents, visibly drunk, were then confronted by the reporter who went on to obtain the whole story. According to the agents, Biden’s taste for alcohol was rekindled at the “Beer Summit” last week. Although Biden drank a non-alcoholic beer at the time, the agents claim that afterwards Biden went on what they described as a “bender” throughout D.C. bars.
South Carolina’s legislative delegation in Washington issued a release saying that they hoped Biden would return to active service status as soon as possible. Privately, at least one member of Congress from South Carolina admitted that he’s known Biden to be a drunk for quite some time. “Why do you think he talks so much and keeps putting his feet in his mouth all the time? The guy keeps fifths in every jacket pocket. I’ve heard that story for some time now, and I guess it proved to be true,” said the legislator on condition of anonymity.
Biden was ejected from at least three establishments in D.C. and Virginia before Secret Service supervisors and Biden’s wife were able to restrain him on that fateful evening. But, the agents continued, Biden’s alcohol use skyrocketed during the next few days. At the Vice President’s residence, D.C. police were called because of suspicious activity on the compound. After an investigation, a naked and drunk Biden was found to be the culprit.
President Obama’s staff, learning of the escapades, then ordered Biden into substance abuse treatment. That’s when the South Carolina trip disguise was created. Biden was checked in to Palmetto Behavioral Systems last night, according to the agents.
Spokesman for Palmetto would only confirm that they did have a nationally-known figure in their care and that detox and substance abuse counseling would begin today.