ABC Exposes Nude Biden, But Ignores Same Book's Claims About Bill Clinton's New Mistress

Secret Service agents dread finding Joe Biden swimming in the nude, according to a new book featuring quotes from agents. That juicy tidbit made Good Morning America on Friday. What didn't seem newsworthy? The allegation from the same book that Bill Clinton's latest mistress is referred to as "the energizer." Perhaps this could have something to do with the fact that the ABC program is co-hosted by former Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos?

GMA news reader Amy Robach revealed, "The Vice President of the United States apparently likes to go skinny dipping...This is all according to a new book which quotes Secret Service agents saying the VP can often be found in his pool, in his birthday suit." She added, "Some agents admitting they'd rather cover their eyes or cover someone else, just hoping that he'll cover himself up." [See Video below. MP3 audio here.]

Stephanopoulos tried to knock down the book, deriding the Biden nudity claims: "I don't know. I still have some questions about that book. 

The New York Post reported back on July 21

Bill Clinton reportedly has a buxom blond mistress who visits so often when Hillary Clinton isn’t home in Chappaqua that the former president’s Secret Service detail have given her an unofficial code name: Energizer.

This is according to Ronald Kessler in “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents,” due Aug. 5 from Crown Forum.

On Friday, Stephanopoulos spun newly released audio from September 10, 2001. In it, Clinton explains why he opted not to try and kill Osama bin Laden. 

A transcript of the August 1 GMA segment is below: 


7:09

AMY ROBACH: Finally we are getting the real skinny about Joe Biden. The Vice President of the United States apparently likes to go skinny dipping. I know you wanted to know that this morning. This is all according to a new book which quotes Secret Service agents saying the VP can often be found in his pool, in his birthday suit. Some agents admitting they'd rather cover their eyes or cover someone else, just hoping that he'll cover himself up. But, apparently, that's just the way he rolls. That's how Biden rolls. 

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: That may be how Biden rolls. I don't know. I still have some questions about that book. 

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing editor for NewsBusters.org