April 16th, 2014
02:26 PM ET
4 months ago

Ad for aviators or Joe Biden's Instagram account?

(CNN) – The vice president has joined the world of filter-obsessed smartphone photographers on the popular photo-sharing site Instagram.

Joe Biden's Instagram account posted its first picture on Wednesday - displaying the vice president's signature eyewear in the foreground and a studious Biden reading what may be an important White House memo, blurred in the background.

The vice president's Instagram feed is run by his office and posts by Biden himself are signed "VP," according to the account, @VP.

The caption with the photo said Biden will travel to Pennsylvania later Wednesday with the President to tout a jobs plan, as well as promising more pictures of Biden's famed sunglasses.

"Follow @VP for the latest from the Vice President, and the occasional aviators pic," the caption said.

An hour after the photo posted to Biden's account, more than 1,000 Instagram users had liked the picture and @VP had over 4,000 followers - no doubt spurred along by @WhiteHouse who tweeted a link to Biden's account after his Instagram page went live.

CNN's Greg Clary contributed to this report.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Thomas

    Great shades !

    I keep bending them .

    April 16, 2014 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Product advertisement. Totally improper.

    April 16, 2014 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. just saying

    who you kidding? he's reading the comics.

    April 16, 2014 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  4. Tony D

    a studious Biden reading what may be an important White House memo, blurred in the background.
    ---

    He's combing through the Russian reset agreement for the part that says it is OK for Russia to invade anybody they want to invade. Putin told him it was in there.

    April 16, 2014 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  5. Tommy G

    If the picture was focused on Biden, you would see the papers are upside down and he is sleeping.

    April 16, 2014 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    Is future is so bright that he's got to wear Aviator's.

    April 16, 2014 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  7. Silence DoGood

    @Rick McDaniel
    Product advertisement. Totally improper.
    -------------–
    Isn't that OK in the New Koch America Corporation?
    According to the pseudo-Libertarians, there should be no controls so anything goes for a profit.

    April 16, 2014 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  8. Fair is Fair

    Joe Biden reads???

    April 16, 2014 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  9. Gunderson

    Humm,
    Joe's promoting Obama's Jobs Plan. What plan is that? The 29 Hour Work Week? Or Never Ending Unemployment "Benefits". Just think, the peasants have invented the 29 hour work week all by themselves! So who needs more training?
    Remember: Repeal "Obama Care" or Repeal the job you want.

    April 16, 2014 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  10. The REAL Truth...

    He's translating the Russian reset agreement for the part that says it is OK for Russia to invade anybody they want to invade (like the US does), and dumbing it down for the Republican digest.

    April 16, 2014 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  11. O'drama ya Mama

    Gunderson

    Humm,
    Joe's promoting Obama's Jobs Plan. What plan is that? The 29 Hour Work Week? Or Never Ending Unemployment "Benefits". Just think, the peasants have invented the 29 hour work week all by themselves! So who needs more training?
    Remember: Repeal "Obama Care" or Repeal the job you want.
    April 16, 2014 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
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    Hey Gundy,

    Lib-ur-al unions also came up with the 40 hour work week.

    The more you know....

    April 16, 2014 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |