We exchange birthday gifts, we don’t exchange Christmas gifts.
— Vice President Joe Biden, telling TMZ that he and President Obama do not exchange Christmas gifts. He quickly added, “He gave me a great birthday gift!”
I’m thankful for my personal relationship with the President. I guess it’s a funny way to say it, but it is personal. There’s a real friendship between us, and I have a great deal of respect for him.
— Vice President Joe Biden, quoted by Time.
I think I understand the Senate better than any man or woman who’s ever served in there.
— Vice President Joe Biden, quoted by Politico.
When I worked at the White House the first time, 20 years ago, I was so young that people would make fun of me. Now the young staffers say, ‘Wow, you were here in ’90s? That is so West Wing.’
— Biden chief of staff Bruce Reed, quoted by the Idaho Statesman.
If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun.
— Vice President Joe Biden, quoted by Roll Call, defending his proposed ban on assault weapons.
That this picture appeared in our Twitter feed immediately after viewing a video from The Onion on Vice Pres. Biden’s hitchhiking journey to the Democratic National Convention* is pretty odd timing.
Quoting truckers and others who gave Jokin’ Joe rides and spotted him in low places along the route, the video suggests that the Veep parties pretty hard — harder, it would seem from the real-life photo, than some bikers. The one to Biden’s left looks as if he is considering how best to break up the discussion between Joe and the lady biker in this lap.
Here’s the video.