Biden: No 'Ice Bucket Challenge'
August 21st, 2014
12:49 PM ET
3 months ago

Biden: No 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

Sorry to disappoint, but the affable Vice President Joe Biden is the latest politician who will not be taking the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge."

Biden was challenged by fictional VP Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays the vice president on the HBO comedy series Veep.


Instead, the Vice President said via Twitter that has made a donation “in honor of my late friend.”

The awareness campaign for amyotropic lateral sclerosis, or ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, has become a viral social media sensation as people douse themselves with a bucket of ice water and then challenge others to do the same.

More than $41 million dollars have been raised for ALS, compared to $2 million during the same period last year.

President Barack Obama passed on pouring freezing water over his head and made a donation instead.

Former President George W. Bush challenged his predecessor, Bill Clinton.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. just saying

    oh come on joe! its not like you could suffer a brain freeze or get brain damage because that would require a brain!! hahahhaha...

    but one thing is for sure, being shamed into donating money must really be killing this well known skin flint. joe is so tight with a dollar he squeaks when he walks (love that old humor)

    August 21, 2014 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    It's not like the President & VP aren't participating. The rule of the challenge is to get dunked by ice water or donate. Besides, this challenge is beneath the office of the Presidency. And if the President took the challenge he'd be ridiculed tirelessly from the right.

    August 21, 2014 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  3. O'drama ya Mama

    just saying

    oh come on joe! its not like you could suffer a brain freeze or get brain damage because that would require a brain!! hahahhaha...

    but one thing is for sure, being shamed into donating money must really be killing this well known skin flint. joe is so tight with a dollar he squeaks when he walks (love that old humor)
    August 21, 2014 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
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    Being shamed into donating money? Boy you really have all your bases covered dont you? Even when he does the right thing you've found a way to look negative? I commend you on your efforts(sarcasm)

    August 21, 2014 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  4. Dean

    This is the only time I've ever agreed with something Biden said. Of course, if he'd let a Pakistani Dunkin' Donuts store owner dump ice water on him, I'd watch.

    August 21, 2014 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  5. Babyboomer

    This is beneath the office of the POTUS and the VP. Also, can't afford to have either of them get sick doing something like this challenge... Glad they both passed...

    August 21, 2014 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  6. smr413

    Let's let this thing die.

    August 21, 2014 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    I still match my 1%, $100, against Mitt Romney's 100%, $10,000. Come on, Mitt. I just wanna be a 1%'er for a day.

    August 21, 2014 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  8. it must be said

    So how much did he donate? His usual $10? Squeak, squeak, squeak....

    August 21, 2014 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |