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Life Imitates The Onion

LA Times “Top of the Ticket”:

So Joe Biden is heading to Reno next week to eat pancakes with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. You can join them for (up to) $2,400, and since we made up the part about pancakes, you might get eggs instead.

Something else about the breakfast fundraiser is nagging us, though. It feels like we’ve read about Biden visiting the Biggest Little City in the World before. In the Wall Street Journal? No. And not the New York Times …

Aha! The Onion. Of course.

In a particularly prescient July story, the self-proclaimed America’s Finest News Source (which, for the uninformed, both makes up the news and makes the made-up stuff funny) wrote that Biden had requested to become the special envoy to Reno.

As The Onion wrote, the VP had, apparently, already “made significant headway with a local dignitary named Candi” and asked for a weekend of, ahem, diplomatic immunity near several of Nevada’s legal brothels.

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