The Weekly Standard reports that Vice President Biden’s one-night stop at the five-star Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand cost $585,000.50.

$585,000.50 would pay for repairs on a lot of shotgun-damaged doors!

Matt Drudge doesn’t tweet often, but when he does, it’s a winner. In a tweet from his personal account, Drudge wrote, “VP Biden’s One-Night Paris Hotel Tab: $585,000.50! You’re welcome, Joe. That’s amount of check I’m writing to IRS in few weeks!”

We’re guessing he won’t get a “thank you, Matt.”

  • disqus_e2F2oUH6C7

    I don’t even know what to say to that.

  • $45065723

    I’ve stayed at Le Grand a handful of times in the past. Nice hotel, but it’s definitely not $585,000 nice.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/YJ5G3N25JBSWDNFKBTXEVLR4NU Walt

    And yet, the only place they can find to cut expenses is tours of the White House and Defense. Will someone please introduce the White House (and the rest of the Government) to GOTOMEETING.com?

    • bigkahuna9

      How the hell is Debbie Was a man Schultz’s staff supposed to live? They are starving because of dumb ole Joe

      • lainer51

        HA HA HA HA HA – Was-A-Man!!!!!!!!!!!!…. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA H!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abbey-Cavanuagh/699667635 Abbey Cavanuagh

        Very glib! Right up with (I think it was Limbaugh) Debbie Washyerclam. I think he only said it once and immediately said “Oh, sorry folks: A typo!”.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abbey-Cavanuagh/699667635 Abbey Cavanuagh

        Very glib! Right up with (I think it was Limbaugh) Debbie Washyerclam. I think he only said it once and immediately said “Oh, sorry folks: A typo!”.

    • Jim Russell

      Can’t wait till this is his last tango. He’s an embarassment.

      • Sally

        And the reason it’s his last tango is that he can’t dance tango to save his life. My tango friends and I would know.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

    The sequester strikes again. He normally would have spent a million for the night.

    • $23629333

      Were it not for sequester, Mortimer Snerd would have spent the entire weekend at that hotel.

      • samspad

        DO NOT OFFEND MORTIMER SNERD…..

  • http://twitter.com/conservag Aaron

    You guys are all acting like our government has a spending problem.

    They’ve repeatedly told us they don’t. Don’t you listen?

    • David Shrock

      Looks like they are spending without a problem… old Joe could have shopped a bit an possibly got a free night!

      • Canadian in USA

        Maybe he could have used some of his hotel points.

  • Andy Rigo

    Slow Joe kept forgetting he checked into the hotel. Each time he left and came back he booked a new room. #MoronVP

  • Andy Rigo

    Travelocity has its Roaming Gnome. Biden is the United States’ Roaming Dope.

  • notenoughtime

    How can 1 one night hotel tab be so outrageously high. Why on earth does Biden have to leave the country since he brings nothing to the table. Haven’t we all suffered enough. Surely, walking Bo the dog is a job he is more suited for and could be part of his job description.

    • Billie Slash

      His room was only $500.00. The rest was for booze and hookers…..

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abbey-Cavanuagh/699667635 Abbey Cavanuagh

        Well, like Dear Reader, Plugs needs some fun.

        Down Low Barry spent quite the $$$$ on that golf “date” with Reggie. Ah, romance….can’t put a price tag on it.

        Maybe old Plugs was getting sheep embryo injections at some Paris clinic…quite vain, that creep.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abbey-Cavanuagh/699667635 Abbey Cavanuagh

        Well, like Dear Reader, Plugs needs some fun.

        Down Low Barry spent quite the $$$$ on that golf “date” with Reggie. Ah, romance….can’t put a price tag on it.

        Maybe old Plugs was getting sheep embryo injections at some Paris clinic…quite vain, that creep.

      • Confused

        As if he could even handle that.

    • CoastalMaineBird

      “Why on earth does Biden have to leave the country”

      I don’t care about him leaving the country; the trouble is he always comes BACK.

    • Guest

      because the rate you’re seeing is for “136 hotel rooms for 893 room nights”, which works out to about $500/room/night. This little detail has been omitted from all the blogs.

      • Matt

        Please explain to me what possible need there is for Joe Biden to travel anywhere that requires 136 people (assuming 1 to a room)? Its unsurprising the leftists don’t find this problematic and are instead, defending this gross waste of tax payer money.

        • Guest

          I’m not defending anything, I’m just stating the facts. Why attack me for that?

          • Catchance

            Perhaps because your original post included the phrase “right wing” in your last sentence. Editing works only if it’s done before someone questions you.

          • Guest

            Because you’re a typical leftist physcophant,thats why! And rest assured lefty we will take this nation back from you and your fellow leftist physcophants! Posse..B&$&h

          • Confused

            Because you assume we would think that is okay now that you’ve so graciously explained for us stupid people. But we are not stupid and it’s still too much he took too many with him then. Whatever cost $585,000 was wrong, but hey, thanks.

      • Catchance

        Wait. 893 room nights?

        • SpinMeNot

          That a whole lot of hookers … little did we know Uncle Joe was such a Stallion.

          ok, I’m sorry, I know, I’m a bad person.

          • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

            BRAIN BLEACH!!!!! BRAIN BLEACH!!!!!!!!!!! O.O

        • SpinMeNot

          That a whole lot of hookers … little did we know Uncle Joe was such a Stallion.

          ok, I’m sorry, I know, I’m a bad person.

      • WingedBishop

        136 rooms * 893 room nights = 121,488 room^2 nights

        I wonder why that would be omitted from all the blogs??

      • Alan C

        The facts you present are not facts. The article stated 1 night’s bill. If we assume your 893 room nights as a total for billing, then Biden and his entourage would have had to stay approx. 6.5 nights. Now, can you explain the 893 “room nights” as anything less than what I have offered?
        Again, the article says for 1 night, not 6.5.

    • Tonya Price

      The only problem with that is, it’s not the dog’s fault his owner and his lackeys are a prime collection of horse’s asses. As a dog lover, I would not trust Jester Joe alone with any dog!

    • captaingrumpy

      Obummer sends him overseas all the time because he is sick of explaining things to him. easier to get rid of him. Hell the cost.

    • RightThinking1

      Perhaps he has lesbians on his staff.., you know people that apparently eat a lot.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abbey-Cavanuagh/699667635 Abbey Cavanuagh

        That report was needed, wasn’t it?
        Who are the Left going to blame the fattie Lesbian’s on…oh…I got it! The GOP’s war on (kind of) women.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abbey-Cavanuagh/699667635 Abbey Cavanuagh

        That report was needed, wasn’t it?
        Who are the Left going to blame the fattie Lesbian’s on…oh…I got it! The GOP’s war on (kind of) women.

  • Clayton Grant

    Dayum! How many rooms did his entourage take? The highest priced room available via the Le Grand website is €522 eur. p/night. That’s $670!

    • Guest

      This rate is for “136 hotel rooms for 893 room nights”, which works out to around $500/room/night. Maybe you should have looked into this?

      • Clayton Grant

        You’re quoting an article about his stay in London, doofus. Maybe you should have looked into not being such a douche?

      • Clayton Grant

        You’re quoting an article about his stay in London, doofus. Maybe you should have looked into not being such a douche?

      • Ailsa Nordstrom

        You keep posting this but, in all honesty, it really doesn’t help justify the cost. Why 136 rooms and why 893 room nights? Is this really necessary?

      • Ailsa Nordstrom

        You keep posting this but, in all honesty, it really doesn’t help justify the cost. Why 136 rooms and why 893 room nights? Is this really necessary?

  • stanw107

    That’s 1600 rooms at the current rate of $365 per room!!!! I just checked.

    He must have taken every room. Here’s what’s available. So even if he rented the whole hotel it probably would cost that much. Someone got screwed. Yep…the US taxpayer.

    AT-A-GLANCE InterContinental LeGrand 2 Rue Scribe, Paris

    470Guest Rooms

    For every room it would have cost $365*470=$171,550.

    72 Suites
    The prices vary from $1000 to $3000 per night.
    [email protected] = $20000
    [email protected] = $60000

    • Guest

      Rate was for “136 hotel rooms for 893 room nights”

      • TexSizzle

        So you keep saying. Please explain why, instead of repeatedly regurgitating.

  • VHG1

    I hear the Biden’s and Obama’s are writing a book called, “How to LIve Better Than Everyone Else On Other People’s Hard Earned Confiscated Money”

    • Billie Slash

      …*And We’re Not Afraid To Flaunt It!

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Shotgun Joe charges the Secret Service to guard him.
    He charges them (us) $2200./month to rent a shack on his Delaware property.
    But, he lives in D.C, rent-free.

  • capisce

    That was not your garden variety hotel tab taxpayers got slapped with.

  • RedSoloCup

    Did he bring a few OWS lackeys with him too?

    • trixiewoobeans

      Hmm, maybe they were Occupying.

  • http://www.theretiredbabyboomer.net/ Dave

    Just think how many White House tours that would have paid.

  • CherDash
  • Craig Jacobs

    how much of that was for hookers and drugs? Inquiring minds want to know!

    • Tonya Price

      See: Cheech and Chong “Up in Smoke” and you’ll get an idea.

      • dinkerduo

        Sure wish someone could get a picture of Biden with a bong—maybe that IS why he talks so goofy at times—always goofy—just more so sometime!!
        We all need to get active so we can get the Senate in 2014—it’s not very far away!

  • RichardM73

    Ahhhh, VP Biden, apparently you’ve read Saul Alinskey’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ — overwhelm the system. As if our economy isn’t in bad enough shape, now we’ve got the VP spending like his bosses Obama and Moochelle!

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Good grief.

    Perhaps as Americans we should start celebrating Bastille Day along with The 4th of July.

    • TitzyFritzensimmons

      Who knew that our elected “leaders” would use taxpayer dollars to live large like Saudi princes or Russian oligarchs? Can’t wait til Michelle’s staff of 27 are laid off and the daily dog trainer has to find new clients. Wanna bet good ol’ Bo goes to live with someone else when Obama is out of office- just like the Clinton’s dog.

  • Guest

    So I guess we’re ignoring this?

    The accompanying document justifying the “sole source” contract notes that the vice president’s group required “approximately 136 hotel rooms for 893 room nights.” Based on these figures and the total contract price, each hotel room at the five star hotel cost the U.S. government about $500 per night.

    Here is the link to the document mentioned: https://www.fbo.gov/utils/view?id=f0186edce73ac7f513ddb2a95a95f121

    Next time lets try and get the full story, shall we?

    • Guest

      I love that I’m getting downvoted for stating the facts, and providing the evidence to back it up. Why would you downvote? Can’t accept reality?

      • John Q Public

        because like most liberals, you lack critical thinking skills…it does not matter if it was 1 room or 136 rooms, his one night stay cost half a million bucks. go eat a twinkie tubs

        • Guest

          I lack critical thinking skills because I posted more information on the subject? Keep making sweeping and misguided generalizations buddy. Must be hard hiding behind anonymity and taking potshots.

          • John Q Public

            the additional “information” is irrelevant…biden’s one night stay in paris cost the taxpayer’s $500k while, according to him, the us is on the brink of disaster due to the sequester…you are being a troll and trying to spin the issue…must be hard hiding behind anything for you

          • John Q Public

            the additional “information” is irrelevant…biden’s one night stay in paris cost the taxpayer’s $500k while, according to him, the us is on the brink of disaster due to the sequester…you are being a troll and trying to spin the issue…must be hard hiding behind anything for you

    • Matthew Morris

      So let me see if I follow you. It’s ok to rent 136 rooms for well over two years? I was unaware that the VP spent half of his time in this hotel.

      • Guest

        Where did I say it was ok? I’m just adding the information that was stripped out of the article by sensationalist journalists.

  • arttie

    Musta beem one hell of a one night stand.

  • http://www.mrhirsh.com/ Michael

    Biden’s memo to self: Next time make Senator Bob Menendez get his own room.

    • Tonya Price

      Oh, and Menendez’s underage hookers too!

  • wildman

    that fukin idiot biden should stay at the local ymca,that would be more his class

  • CrashFroelich

    Just like the jerk-world, despotic thugs he emulates, Biden’s only chance to stroke himself like a potentate is with the public coffers. Otherwise, he’d rate Motel 6 and Waffle House (no offense intended toward Motel 6 or Waffle House).

  • lainer51

    now let’s be fair…. maybe he needed to get his plugs “adjusted”… that can be expensive, you know.

    • dcnrmn

      The ingrown ones, especially

    • dcnrmn

      The ingrown ones, especially

    • Tonya Price

      Well, I’d figure he’d had to spend some money on male enhancement, but since ol’ Court Jester Joe gets free medical care, his plan should have paid for his Post-t-Vac. A guy his age would need a little artificial help with all those women if you know what I mean. The Post-t-Vac people say in their infomercials that Medicare and most private insurances will pick up the tab, so surely that wasn’t part of the charges. Maybe it was all the pay per view porn?

  • bdfeen

    well general…as always a left apologist claims fact while providing fiction…ur statement is correct about Bidens OTHER stay in London where his bill was ONLY $459388.65……im sure there is a job in this administration for a crack researcher like yourself…perhaps you did cost evaluations on OBAMACARE ….suk it

  • dcnrmn

    How many times did he open the mini bar anyway?

  • dcnrmn

    How many times did he open the mini bar anyway?

  • David maley

    The sequester cut out poor Joe’s ability to get adult movies, saving the US taxpayer 14.95

  • David maley

    The sequester cut out poor Joe’s ability to get adult movies, saving the US taxpayer 14.95

  • rivers

    Pigs at the trough.
    Remember Nancy’s booze bill? And not getting a raise would be beneath the dignity of her office?
    But go ahead, sequester the tours, the head start, the meat inspection, the troops.
    Frigging pigs.

  • rivers

    Pigs at the trough.
    Remember Nancy’s booze bill? And not getting a raise would be beneath the dignity of her office?
    But go ahead, sequester the tours, the head start, the meat inspection, the troops.
    Frigging pigs.

  • Drew2U

    So glad to see you kind conservatives sticking up for gay people ; )

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.segundo.52 John Segundo

      You..you mean…Drudge is gay? I’m shocked, absolutely shocked

    • Atnuk Etnik

      unlike liberals, who shit on everyone indescriminately

  • Drew2U

    So glad to see you kind conservatives sticking up for gay people ; )

  • dinkerduo

    JUST WHAT IN THE HELL ARE THESE GUYS DOING?!?

    I think IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS should start for this whole administration!!!

    • Tonya Price

      I agree, but no one in Congress seems to have the stones.

  • dinkerduo

    JUST WHAT IN THE HELL ARE THESE GUYS DOING?!?

    I think IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS should start for this whole administration!!!

  • Justus Iselusive

    So, the government cannot afford $120 a day to keep level 1 felony illegal alien prisoners in jail, but they can afford a 1/2 million dollars a day to board the VP? How is this justified???

  • David

    People, people, people, do you not remember that president OBlamer called on all Americans to sacrifice? Of course at the time we didn’t realize that he expected burnt sacrificial offerings to honor HIM.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    Matt works while Joe the politician plays, do they ever work!!!!!

  • http://www.democratlady.com The Democrat Lady

    I do not know what happens when the VP travels, but when the president does, the secret service rents 3 floors of a hotel to insure the proper security. The president stays in the middle floors and the floors above and below are filled with security stuff. I would assume, but do not know for certain, that similar arrangements are made for the VP. Presidents and VPs cannot just stay in a single room because of the need to protect from assassination. These arrangements are made no matter who is in office and for the same reason. When the GOP is in office liberal rags complain about the cost just like Matt Drudge does when the Democrats are in. So, what does that tell you about Mr. Drudge’s desire to tell the ENTIRE truth?

    • aegean1

      There is no reason why it should cost half a mil to stay one night, even if they rent the whole damn hotel. Let Biden stay at Best Western.

    • Atnuk Etnik

      Suck my dick. Its free.

  • Clayton Grant

    Everyone knows those minibars are expensive.

  • JonInVA

    And yet Americans stand for this. We deserve to lose our country.

  • syvyn11

    Slow Joe said “wait, you’re only paying $585,000.50? I WANT MORE!”

  • wildman

    this biden POS deserves nothing more than the local ymca

  • http://www.facebook.com/donna.dunaway.77 Donna Dunaway

    I have no words.

  • Orlando Cee

    Jimmy Carter isn’t that well regarded by conservatives for a lot of reasons, most of them deserved. However, during his term when the first energy crisis hit, he did his part by having the thermostat set down to 68 degrees F. At least he got this one concept, that if the nation suffered, the president should not be above it.

    It is clear to me that this president and his vice-president have no clue what is going on.

    Not one bit.