Martin Walker’s Vacation Celebrates the Absence of Joe Biden Like Mine Banned Obama and Clinton

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(Dordogne where Martin Walker is avoiding Joe Biden and where Bruno, Chief of Police is set; photo credit: Don Frood)
My recent vacation mates in Italy — including Helene Cooper who covers the White House for the New York Times and Elise Labott who covers Hillary Clinton and the State Department for CNN — would punish me and anyone else who happened to mention the name “Obama” or “Clinton”.
I was reading Richard Wolff‘s new book, Renegade: The Making of a President, which was right on the line for them.
But journalist and AT Kearney Global Business Policy Dialogue czar Martin Walker is hiding out from Joe Biden and shared this delicious Facebook status tidbit from his vacation in France:

Martin Walker is in his house in Perigord, looking forward to dinner with friends on the vine-covered terrace, with foie gras to start along with a glass of Monbazillac, followed by courgettes from our garden stuffed with veal and mushrooms, accompanied by a bottle of La Colline 2004. Fresh strawberries to follow from my neighbor’s garden. Not a giant squid in sight. And nobody here has ever heard of Joe Biden.

I love reading Walker’s writing — anything he writes. And this is his latest ‘must read on a vacation’ work. . .
— Steve Clemons

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7 comments on “Martin Walker’s Vacation Celebrates the Absence of Joe Biden Like Mine Banned Obama and Clinton

  1. Geoff Dabelko says:

    Walker’s Bruno is the one we should be paying attention to. Terrific book!

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  2. arthurdecco says:

    After thinking about it a bit…I Wholeheartedly agree with you, devlin_upya.

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  3. arthurdecco says:

    Posted by devlin_upya: “What a self-indulgent piece of elitist shite.”
    Please, devlin upya, tell me what you really think.
    (pssst, I half agree with you…)

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  4. Paul Norheim says:

    “My recent vacation mates in Italy (…) would punish me and
    anyone else who happened to mention the name “Obama” or
    “Clinton”.”
    Anyone here who doubt that the political animal Steve Clemons
    was punished nonstop by Helene Cooper and Elise Labott during
    his vacation in Italy?

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  5. Surly Duck says:

    I’m sorry, but what the heck does that headline mean?

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  6. Mr.Murder says:

    They’ve probably heard a translation of every Joe Biden press conference.
    “Giddity, giddity, giddity.”

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  7. Outraged American says:

    Wow-and here I am looking forward to my weekly treat of a Carl’s
    Jr. SIX DOLLAR (EXTORTION I TELL YOU!!!) Guacamole burger and
    can of Bud (I know, Cindy McCain is Budweiser in Arizona, but what
    can I do about my obviously exquisite taste in alcoholic
    beverages…)
    This is after hosing down the kids and the dogs and the house in a
    vain attempt to keep them all under 155 degrees. Trying to find
    our really dumb cat who’s probably been eaten by a coyote,
    because he is a Coyote McNugget, and preparing for a work
    conference call this afternoon.
    Hey Mr. Walker — I’ll trade you — you’ll enjoy my life, especially if
    you love to sweat and like kids with fangs and kids without — I
    promise!

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