(CNN) – The burdens of the presidency have been well documented, but perhaps it's not so hard being the No. 2.
At least that's what Vice President Joe Biden suggested to Republican Rep. Eric Cantor at Thursday's bipartisan health care summit.
Cameras picked up an impromptu discussion between Biden and the House minority whip shortly before the afternoon session began:
Biden: How you doing Eric?
Cantor: Not bad Mr. Vice President
Biden: Good, doing alright. It's easy being Vice President believe me.
Cantor: It's like being a grandparent and not the parent.
Biden: Yeah that's it.
Jay Carney, Biden's communications director, said the vice president was "obviously joking, as any review of his schedule and responsibilities would make abundantly clear."
Politico first reported the exchange.