Friday, November 28, 2014

VP Biden Eats Carlyle Group Turkey


Boston Globe reported:

(Vice President Joe) Biden and his wife stayed at the home of Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein and ate a Thanksgiving feast dinner prepared by Bill Puder, chef at Faregrounds restaurant on the island.

I'll venture the conversation drifted to Ukrainian gas and how Carlyle's energy infrastructure can help Europe free itself of Russian dependency.  USAID came forward to guarantee loans for companies developing energy in Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.  One such firm has a young Biden on its board of directors.

What was under the PEU serving platter at Mr. Rubenstein's Abrams Point compound?  Fortunately, the last four Congresses pardoned carried interest taxation.  Now that's service.

Update 11-23-16:  Biden's back at Carlyle co-founder David Rubenstein's Nantucket home for Thanksgiving.  Airspace is restricted through Sunday.