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The Continuing Adventures of Vice President
Johnny Strabler


From the first Morning Jolt of the week:

Joe Biden: Born to Be Wild!

With metronomic regularity, we find ourselves asking, “Okay, joke’s over. Who’s the real Vice President of the United States? Is it Hillary? Some blank slate indistinguishable from any of the other middle-aged men in suits in Washington, like Tom Vilsack? Because we really, really, really can’t have this guy a heartbeat away from the presidency.”

Everything about this picture is perfect: Her expression, his expression, her attire, the looks on the two bikers on either side, her hands gently resting in an almost-provocative fashion, the fact that we can’t see Biden’s hands…

Without the Secret Service, Sheriff Joe gets stomped like a NARC at a Hell’s Angel’s rally.

The Hill tries to make sense of this:

Vice President Joe Biden got caught in a stunning photo with a female biker sitting on his lap.

The Associated Press snapped the shot at Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio on Sunday.

A White House pool report says the bikers may be part of a group called the “Shaddowmen.” No details were available on their real names or what discussion led to the lap incident.

Protein Wisdom suggests a caption: “I may be the Vice President, but I’m just a working-class guy and I’ve got a wrench in my pocket to prove it.”

Like with his marriage proposal, Joe Biden had to ask the biker to sit on his lap five times before she agreed.

Sonny Bunch: “The next season of Sons of Anarchy should involve a subplot in which the Sons plot to take out a VP who macks on one of their old ladies.”

Okay, so maybe Biden gets the second-string Secret Service guys. Maybe they’re not quick enough to prevent some chick from moving in and sitting on the Vice President’s lap, but at least Obama’s staff is quick, silent, always watching the crowd for anyone who wants to reach out to the president and . . .

. . . and what the heck happened here? What, were there some Cartagena prostitutes distracting you? Come on, fellas, we were one body slam away from having Vice President Johnny Strabler calling the shots.

Tags: Barack Obama , Joe Biden


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