The St. Patrick’s Day sequester-free zone remained in place today as White House St. Patrick’s Day festivities entered their second day.
Freshly returned from watching the installation of Pope Francis at the Vatican, Vice President Biden hosted a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast for more than 40 guests, including Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, at the vice presidential residence in Washington. In addition to a hearty meal, attendees were entertained by The Bog Bang, an Irish music and dance group.
One reporter got in a good wisecrack about the vice president office’s habit of strong arming reporters. From the pool report:
As the vice president, Mr Kenny and his wife posed for photographs on a sunny but cold morning, Mr Biden joked with the press assembled outside his Washington home.
“We never keep the press in the cold,” he said. “In the dark,” said Justin McCarthy, political correspondent with Irish radio station, Today FM. “Yes, the dark – good line,” said Mr Biden.
Today’s event follows a celebratory lunch and dinner for Kenny hosted by President Obama Tuesday.