BREAKING NEWS: LANDRIEU TAPPED AS THE NEXT VP; PRESIDENT BIDEN TO DELIVER NATIONWIDE ADDRESS TONIGHT 8:00 PM EST, Saturday, May 24th, 2014 East Room, White House, Washington, DC. It was very halfway crowded inside the East Room of the White House, where President Biden was about to announce his new pick for VP. Earlier in the day, it was announced by the White House that former OK Governor Brad Henry (D), MA Governor Deval Patrick (D), US Ambassador to Australia Jim Webb & United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY St) were ruled out due to "evaluating examination of their records from previous interviews". When it was time for everyone to be quiet, the Presidential anthem "Hail to the Chief" was performed as President Biden walked up to the podium & delivered a short address as follows: "Good evening my fellow Americans. It's been a whirlwind time reviewing the resumes of potential contenders for the Vice Presidency, interviews & examining their respective records, etc., I am confident that I have picked the right person to be my second in command & if needed, ready to take on the mantle of leadership if anything were to happen to me. Accordingly, I have concluded that the best person more qualified to serve as the 47th Vice President of the United States is United States Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA)!" (applause). Senator Landrieu & her husband, Frank Snellings walked up to the stage to be applauded by President Biden, several members of the Presidential Cabinet & many others inside the East Room. Biden continued: "Senator Landrieu is a close friend of mine, having served together in the United States Senate for 12 years before I was elected Vice President in 2008, we continued working together although in different roles, pushing for better health care for all Americans, Education Reform, better economic opportunities in job creation, getting America back to work. These are some tough times & yes, these are also some extraordinary times as well... Senator Landrieu comes from a well-liked family in the great State of LA: her father, Moon Landrieu served as Mayor of New Orleans in the 1970s & later serving as US Secretary of Housing & Urban Development under then-President Jimmy Carter. Her brother, Mitch, served in the LA State Legislature for 16 consecutive years before winning statewide office as LA's 51st Lieutenant Governor & now currently serving as Mayor of New Orleans. Senator Landrieu served in the LA State Legislature for 8 years before serving as LA State Treasurer from 1987 to 1996. Then becoming the first female in LA elected as the Pelican State's United States Senator in 1996 & winning reelection in 2002 & 2008. During her 17 years in the United States Senate, she served as Chairman of the Senate Small Business Committee as well as chairing the Senate Energy Committee, Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security & Senate Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery. She's got the experience to getting the job done, which she has proven time & time again, I'm confident that she will be a great Vice President of the United States. Ladies & gentlemen, the next Vice President, Mary Landrieu."