02/14/2010 03:01 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Biden Favors Military Tribunal for Cheney

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press, Vice President Joe Biden said today that he was "open" to the idea of military tribunals for people who tried to destroy America, "such as Dick Cheney."

In advocating a military trial of the former vice-president, Mr. Biden said, "I hope that Dick Cheney's support for military tribunals for dangerous bad guys would extend to a trial for himself."

Mr. Biden said that the purpose of such a trial for his predecessor would be "to ensure that Dick Cheney never threatens the homeland again."

But in an appearance on ABC's This Week, Mr. Cheney seemed to stop short of supporting a military trial for himself, saying that all such tribunals "should exempt former vice-presidents."

He also lashed out at his successor, stating, "Joe Biden is talking out of both sides of his mouth, while I have consistently only talked out of one side of mine." More here.