Just in case you wonder what it's like 'Being Biden'
March 14th, 2013
03:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Just in case you wonder what it's like 'Being Biden'

(CNN) – Joe Biden has never been known for being short of words.

But in case Americans were looking for more of the vice president's inner thoughts, the White House launched an audio series Thursday promising to convey "what it's like 'Being Biden.'"

The series, in which Biden explains the story behind a single photo, began with the vice president detailing the circumstances of his recent trip to help out at a charity dinner with wild game on the menu.

"It's called a wild game dinner, and they go out and they hunt for wild game that they then cook up and serve at the Leipsic Fire Hall," Biden says in almost three-minute episode. "All the money goes to charity and then there's an auction and they auction off guns and bows and all that money as well goes to, originally went to defray the costs and expenses of a buddy of theirs who was injured in a hunting accident years ago and now it goes to help people in need."

Biden, who led the White House's effort to draft gun control proposals in the aftermath of December's deadly shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, said the men in the photo believe in the Second Amendment right to bear arms, as does he, but that they recognize there's a requirement for gun owners to be responsible.

"I know these guys, and I know an awful lot of them. I've been doing it for over 30 years. They're my friends, but the point is they are absolutely, totally responsible," Biden says.

There's no indication on the "Being Biden" website of how often the series will be updated, though every episode will follow the model of the vice president explaining of photo of himself.

Biden explained the series this way: "I wanted to start this audio series to give you all a closer look inside the life at the White House and the vice presidency. It's a fascinating world, and I'd like to share some of my experiences with you. I've gotten to meet some amazing people in this job and work on issues I'm passionate about."

Biden follows began wrangling for a more candid view of the veep in January, when an online petition was created on the White House website calling for Biden to star in a reality show. The petition, which didn't garner enough signatures for an official response from the Obama administration, said Biden "has a demonstrated ability to bring people together, whether at the negotiating table or at the neighborhood diner."

It went on to pitch the production of a "recurring C-SPAN television program featuring the daily activities and interactions" of Biden with other elected officials.


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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    We love ya' Joe!! WE LOVE YOU!!!

    March 14, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  2. Boomer in Mo

    The vice president reminds me of some of my uncles. Sometimes you are aghast at what they say, but when you think about it, it usually makes sense to someone who lives in the real world and not in the weird world politicians and the national media live in.

    March 14, 2013 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    "It's called a wild game dinner, and they go out and they hunt for wild game that they then cook up and serve at the Leipsic Fire Hall," Biden says in almost three-minute episode. "All the money goes to charity and then there's an auction and they auction off guns and bows and all that money as well goes to, originally went to defray the costs and expenses of a buddy of theirs who was injured in a hunting accident years ago and now it goes to help people in need."

    Helping people in need? What a novel idea.

    Guess this is just one example of Marco Rubio's "we don't need new idea's" speech ending up on the GOPer cutting block of hate and dissention of new idea's (which no doubt will soon be displayed in all its glory on this very thread).

    March 14, 2013 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  4. Joe

    So Being Biden Productions takes priority over White House tours. Hmmmm.

    March 14, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  5. Liberalism is a mental disease

    Democrats = The dumbing down of America. Buffoon Biden is proof of that fact.

    March 14, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    GO JOE! Driving the Teatrolls crazy is half the battle!

    March 14, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    He approves of his friends having guns, but not the rest of us???????

    Joe Hypocrite Biden.

    March 14, 2013 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  8. yolanda

    @ Sniffitt...school let out early today?

    March 14, 2013 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  9. Liberalism is a mental disease

    It's obvious that democrats are Parasites.

    March 14, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  10. Moose

    Its sad he is V.P. look how we have dropped in the world rankings, education, income per household etc. what a disgrace, ill cut deficet in half or wont run again, ill close gitmo, how can you believe anything out of these fellas mouth, just palin sad America has become a follower like bammy and biden instead of leading

    March 14, 2013 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  11. Libertarian For RP

    Careful Sir......... standing that close to Biden could be unhealthy. This fool tells his wife to go outside and fire a few rounds from a shotgun in the air. With that type of stupid advice best be careful when he's holding prongs close to you.

    March 14, 2013 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |