Skip to comments.At the Joe Biden beach bash a Vice President at his best (Hilarious, but not meant to be)
Posted on 06/22/2014 8:47:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Washington DC: Vice President Joe Biden is chasing a bunch of kids with a water gun, no wait, they have started chasing him and the 71-year-old vice president is still fleet of foot.
Now hes telling the kids to turn the guns on the adults and they oblige and we all get drenched.
If you want to know why those around Joe Biden love the VP so much then attend his annual summer barbecue at his residence in the grounds of the Naval Observatory in Washington and you will soon find out.
Dozens of kids, staffers and adults were present for what is billed as the Biden Beach Barbecue. Biden has a bigger extended family than a hutch full of rabbits and you quickly see why after just a few visits with the man.
He has that Irish America thing, the joke, the smile, the quick way with words. Yet behind the bonhomie lurks an incredibly difficult journey, losing his first wife and little daughter six years after they were married, suffering an aneurysm, failing in his presidential efforts.
If Joe Biden has a theme song it is probably Im Still Standing and there he was at his glorious best entertaining his hosts but mostly the kids on Saturday afternoon.
We talked about Ireland and his upcoming much postponed trip, which he now says, will hopefully happen in August. He is the great grandson of a blind fiddler from Louth who came to America and he also has Mayo roots through the Finnegans and Blewitts, Roches and Scanlons. Ireland is close to his heart.
But it is the kids he wants to impress this day.
I can hardly imagine former Vice President Dick Cheney taking kindly to being sprayed, not his predecessor Al Gore who would probably lecture the kids on water conservation.
Biden is not one to insist on his dignity however, Just back from an exhausting trip to South America he jumped into the kids game like everyones favorite uncle.
He is remarkably fit and well for his age, a man seemingly at peace with himself but likely still with a burning ambition to go for the brass ring one more time.
That would be the White House, a journey he has attempted twice and may well try a third time.
There is a woman called Hillary Clinton you may have heard of who is standing in his way, but if she were ever to decide not to run Biden would shoot to the top of the charts on the Democratic side.
If America ever elected him they would a fundamentally decent man, weathered but never beaten down by life, with a quick wit and super mind who would serve this country well. Dont buy the media hype about Joes alleged intellectual shortcomings-- there is no one sharper when it comes to politics and consensus building.
Sure, at 71, there is the age thing but Hillary is just a few years younger. Hillary went on the prom date as Secretary of State with Obama after the latter's election in 2008 and some say that he wants to support her next time around.
But dont underestimate the man standing at the presidents shoulder in every crisis who has served them well indeed and who read what ultimately happened in Iraq better than anyone else.
Dont rule out the VP from Delaware by way of Pennsylvania by way of Ireland would be my advice.
Hed certainly get the kids vote for starters.
“You muh-muh-muh-make me happy!” stuttered the retarded Veep.
Mega-barf alert, to say the least.
Where’s the barf warning?
Sounds like the poteen talking.
We’ve had to suffer through the drunken antics of the Irish enough when the Kennedys held political power. Do we really need more wealthy Irish drunks in political office?
I can’t believe they are promoting the use of such violent acts by using squirt guns.
it glamorizes gun violence.
This teaches children that guns are toys and to like them.... (just anticipating what would have been said were this a GOPe VPOTUS)
On behalf of drunks everywhere, please do not lump us in with wealthy Irish. :-)
I’ll bet “Austrian Central” had a glowing commentary about Hitler, that Rascal with a gleam in his eye and a bold Plan.
Well we all know the only problem was that the right people were not in charge.
We are the people we’ve been waiting for!!!
My apologies to drunks, it seems like the wealthy Irish have a new addiction they have to hock :)
The wealthy Irish used to worship Boss Tweed. Now they worship Boss Weed!
And you have the gall to call yourself Objective? You slam all the Irish and all the liberals. Can we expect your next “objective” rant to focus on all Jews, all Asians, all Blacks, etc.?
Also, you whining about me “slamming all the liberals” should bring your motives into question. What’s next on your agenda, clemency for Hillary Clinton?
The press sees him as a nice fun loving guy but that is just because he is a democrat. Bush is evil to the core.
Water guns?! What next? Candy cigarettes? Next thing you know they’ll be serving Twinkies!!! Which are definetely a hazard!!! This administration howls at a picture of a gun drawn by a 5 year old. Water guns are ok?
Guess the White House has lost its memory of the tragedy at Sandy Hook.