Well, at least Vice President Joe Biden has some staff on hand for the government shutdown. Otherwise, who else would've edited his daily schedule sent out to the press?
Last night, at least one Washington reporter received a draft of that schedule, sent to the vice president's press secretary, Kendra Barkoff, for her "approval before being sent."
Barkoff, after review, appears to have made no changes. And at 7:51, she sent the email to the White House press list. "Bulletin was already sent at 10/01/2013 07:51 PM EDT by Kendra Barkoff," the link now reads.
The final draft, received by this reporter, looks like this:
Although the federal government is shutdown, Vice President Biden has at least 12 staff members on hand, according to reports.