Biden 101

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Lateblogging again, on the 101st day of the Obama administration. citydesk participated in a call for regional reporters with Vice President Joe Biden yesterday. We never got a chance to ask our question, but here are two clips from the phone presser that we found interesting.


A reporter from the Salt Lake Tribune asked why Recovery.gov is still so lame despite promises of unheard of transparency with stimulus funds. The site, which promises to track stimulus dollars down to the village level, is still a collection of press releases and fancy graphics.

Biden, who we understand is personally very interested in this site, had an answer to which we can relate: he blamed the Web guys. (Sorry about the mono.)


The final question for the Veep had to do with healthcare reform. Biden talked about not supporting single payer during the campaign, but said negotiations are in the works on a healthcare reform plan.