U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Veep vice president Julia Louis-Dreyfus were in one place on Tuesday night, and even snapped a photo together for our viewing pleasure. The two were both at the White House for President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s state dinner to honor French president François Hollande. Check out the photo below: READ FULL STORY
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Jason Sudeikis, a.k.a. Vice President Joe Biden and presidential contender Mitt Romney, may be a master impressionist on Saturday Night Live, but the comedian is more concerned with showing the humanity in the politicians he plays than simply imitating their quirks.
Sudeikis stopped by The Daily Show last night and discussed the fine art of playing politicians. “You sort of get to see the human side of these people who you don’t normally get to see,” he said, citing a skit from last season in which he played Biden, who was jealous that President Barack Obama got all the credit for supporting gay marriage only after the vice-president voiced his stance, and a skit from last week’s episode in which he played Romney, who only had his family to turn to after losing the election. “The guy’s more human than we ever give him credit for,” he said about Romney.
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David Letterman doesn’t totally get the point of voting early, but Vice President Joe Biden disagrees. Last night, he set aside fervent campaigning and his Trans Am for a few minutes in order to read the “Top 10 Good Things About Voting Early” on Letterman’s show. The takeaway: Early voters get all the perks. Free cheeseburgers! An open bar! Five million bucks from Donald Trump! Why aren’t you voting early right now?!
Sorry, Big Bird. The Internet is leaving you for an older man.
After last night’s Vice Presidential debate, the Internet and the media have found new fodder in the blinding grin of the nation’s 69-year-old Vice President Joe Biden. The veep’s exaggerated guffaws and smirks at Paul Ryan’s assertions and figures arguably drew as much or more attention as the substance of the candidates’ conversation. (The Internet has already gifted us with Twitter accounts like @LaughingJoeBiden and @MalarkyJoe.)
While supporters were thrilled his aggressive demeanor, Biden’s critics found him rude and cranky, combining for an Internet buzz not dissimilar to what happened to Big Bird last week after Mitt Romney said during his Debate that he would cut funding for PBS. (Remember when @FiredBigBird was a thing for a hot second? PBS supporters came out in droves, while Michelle Malkin declared the next morning that Democrats were “hiding behind Big Bird.”) READ FULL STORY
“That’s a load of malarkey.”
–Vice president Joe Biden during the vice presidential debate
Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Thursday, Oct. 11 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!
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Was Wednesday’s big GOP event a convention or a roast? Judging purely from the night’s speeches, it was often hard to tell. Though Jack Donaghy ex Condoleezza Rice and New Mexico governor Susana Martinez played it straight with poignant, heartfelt addresses, fellow Republicans like Mike Huckabee and especially Tim Pawlenty could easily use their speeches as Last Comic Standing audition material. Don’t believe me? Here’s a sampling of Day 2’s most noteworthy zingers:
Senator John Thune of South Dakota, on the president’s basketball prowess: “President Obama would be easy to defend… because you know he’s always going to go to his left!” Admit it, your dad laughed at that one.
Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, dabbling in self-deprecation: “They say I was on Governor Romney’s shortlist of vice presidential candidates. Apparently, it wasn’t short enough.”
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, taking a swipe at the Democratic National Committee’s Chair: “The only hitch in an otherwise perfect week was the awful noise coming from the hotel room next door to mine. Turns out it was just Debbie Wasserman Schultz practicing her speech for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte next week, bless her heart.” Extra points for that oh-so-Southern bonus dig.
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, making a good-natured jab at his running mate: “In some ways, [Mitt Romney and I] are different. There are the songs on his iPod, which I’ve heard on the campaign bus — and I’ve heard in many hotel elevators.”
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When Joe Biden shakes hands with Paul Ryan before the vice-presidential debate on Oct. 11, many observers will focus on the contrasts. Notably, their ages: Ryan is only 42 while Biden is now 69. But the vice-president may feel for a moment as if he’s looking in the mirror. After all, he was one of youngest men to ever join the U.S. Senate when he was sworn in at the age of 29 in 1973 (when Ryan was only 2 years old.) Both men are favorite Irish sons from their respective states, Roman Catholic, and famously more handsome and charismatic than most of their Washington peers. Ryan is happy to discuss his workout regimens, but Biden is an ex-football player who maintains that he still pumps some iron now and again. It will be interesting to see whose hand is whitest when they finally release their killer grips.
One of the reasons we’re interested in politicians pop-cultural preferences is because their selections sometimes give us a clue about who they really are, in a way that 1,000 stump speeches cannot. Biden’s not exactly an open book, but his favorites do tell you quite a bit about who he is and where he came from. First off, he embraces his Irishness, and all that it entails. READ FULL STORY
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