Say What? White House launches audio series titled “Being Biden”

Posted by: ST on March 14, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Another one to file under “You Can’t Make This Up” – via AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who petitioned the White House to give Vice President Joe Biden his own reality TV show may be getting the next-best thing.

The White House on Thursday launched an audio series to give Americans the sense they’re along for the ride for some of Biden’s behind-the-scenes moments.

Dubbed “Being Biden,” the series features photographs of Biden from events that aren’t part of his public schedule. Viewers can listen to Biden narrate the story behind the photos, curated by White House staffers to give the public a look at his life inside the Obama administration.

It’s an idea not terribly far removed from what thousands of Americans requested earlier this year when they signed a White House petition to give the freewheeling, often unscripted vice president a recurring show on C-SPAN — “a glimpse of the lighthearted side of politics even in the midst of contentious and divisive national debates.” The petition didn’t cross the 100,000-name threshold required for a White House response in the time allotted, and it was later removed from the White House website.

With “Being Biden,” the Obama administration can capitalize on Biden’s ability to connect viscerally with Americans without the risk of an impromptu moment that could go awry. The series uses official photos from White House photographers, allowing the administration to engage Americans directly through social media without relying on the mainstream media to get their message out.

The vice president’s office said new episodes will be released regularly, and said the idea stemmed from the regular radio-style addresses Biden would record for constituents when he served in the Senate.

Here’s the direct link to the “Being Biden” White House page. LMAO!

On one hand, it’s kinda disturbing they’d use this outlet for Biden to “get his message out” rather than going the mainstream media route – after all, this is the “most open, honest, and accountable administration EVAH!!!” so what do they have to hide by shielding Biden from the mike, outside of his penchant for gaffes which – as they would readily admit – end up endearing him to people more so than turning them off (unless you’re a conservative Republican, that is)? On the other hand, the whole concept of a “Being Biden” series is hilarious because it’s so obviously scripted when our Vice President is most definitely not a “play by the script” kind of guy – as I’ve written about here numerous times.

I look forward to the parody videos of this from the vast number of witty, creative conservatives who are out there. Let the “Being Biden” games begin!

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9 Responses to “Say What? White House launches audio series titled “Being Biden””


  1. Great White Rat says:

    So the White House has money to waste on this nonsense, but can’t scrape up the money needed for kids’ tours? It figures. Priorities, you know….the White House doors open wide for you if you have a half-million bucks for Obama pet ego-boosting organization, and it’s more important to make Slow Joe look entertaining than actually do the people’s business.

    A few threads ago I wrote:

    You can make a good case that the entire Obama presidency is one long celebrity reality show.

    But damn….I didn’t expect them to prove me right this fast!!

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    To say Biden is a diltz is like saying the Titanic had a bad voyage. This looks for all the world like Obhammud, true to character, has his own cheap version of a Ministry of Propaganda. The state run meida is the Ministry of Information wing.

  3. Kate Thompson says:

    maybe they meant to use the title, “Being A Bidet” and got mixed up??
    Kate in MI

  4. Brontefan says:

    Funny, Kate! The WH has the money for their misadventures… but not to keep their promises of education for the military or for tours. It appears that 0bama is still selecting winners & losers.

  5. Chris in N.Va. says:

    Background musical score will be applicable to both V.P. and POTUS purposes:

    The Fool On The Hill

  6. Tom TB says:

    We can see shotgun Joe show his wife how to blast both barrels from the balcony??

  7. Drew the Infidel says:

    He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.

  8. Carlos says:

    Simply a crumb from the master so Slo Joe can, in his own empty mind, get a running start at the 2016 election.

    He forgets (or is too stooopid to realize) the master may not allow an election because, doggone it, he’s supposed to be Emperor-for-Life, he is.

    At least that’s what “the master” was told by his puppet master, good ol’ George.

  9. Carlos says:

    If they ever make a movie of this presidency, it’ll be too bad that Red Skelton won’t be available to play the part of Slo Joe…it would be the perfect fit of character and part, except Skelton had a moral compass and a brilliantly fast grasp of situation.