Biden drenched by children with super-soakers
Vice President Joe Biden distributed water guns to children at the annual media picnic he hosts.
June 9th, 2012
05:22 PM ET
9 years ago

Biden drenched by children with super-soakers

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden's cordial annual media picnic turned into an all-out war between the vice president and children of journalists in attendance.

The vice president distributed high-powered water guns to the children gathered at his official residence and identified notable journalists for them to pursue.

Among the targets were CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Politico's Mike Allen.

Biden's team of warrior children then turned their weapons on the Vice President himself. Before it was over, Biden was super-soaked and smiling.

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soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. Jim Rosenberg

    At least he was armed, albeit outnumbered.

    June 9, 2012 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  2. Tired of republican lies

    Tell me he is not down to Earth and a real family guy...@Waiting for the haters in 5...4....3...2...1...

    June 9, 2012 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  3. 2020

    Good for you, and good for all children. unlike Romney, Biden is made of blood and flesh, with human touch with real people, including kids.

    June 9, 2012 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  4. cody

    I'm sure this was funded by the taxpayers... what a waste – get back to work, Biden! We have unemployment on the rise and all this clown can do is say "screw you America, I'm gonna play"

    June 9, 2012 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  5. DougO

    Finally, they found something that suites Biden's IQ!

    June 9, 2012 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  6. Mike

    So this is how they spend our stimulus money? Good times.

    June 9, 2012 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  7. Kristi

    This is why I love the whole Biden family!!!

    June 9, 2012 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  8. gearloose

    Irrespective of my differences with the VP, I like this.

    Now if we could only have a barbecue for the full congress and let them go at each other with super soakers!
    I suspect they'd get along a lot better afterwards.

    June 9, 2012 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  9. ThinkAgain

    Looks like fun, Grandpa Joe!!!

    June 9, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  10. TAK

    Where was the secret service? I demand a congressional investigation!

    June 9, 2012 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  11. Bill in CA.

    Nothing new...he is all wet anyway.

    June 9, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  12. Norma Vessels

    Wonderful to see them having a great time. A super stress reliever. 🙂

    June 9, 2012 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  13. Blindersoff

    Now play nice children!

    June 9, 2012 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  14. Joe Blighten

    OMG national hero! 🙂

    June 9, 2012 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  15. iceback777

    Sure sounds like more of what's to come.

    June 9, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  16. Rick Springfield

    If Biden wins as president in my lifetime, I'm definitely moving to Europe. I'm cashing out my entire 401k and transfering the money to a French bank. I'm then going to still draw my US social security on a US bank account and spend it fully in Europe. I am serious enough to meet with a European immigration attorney and work out the details of what it takes to move to Europe. Of couse I could just take a freighter to Greece and sneak in there. I could live in Europe without a visa until discovered. But if Biden is president, I'm going to go through the trouble to do it legally. I just cannot stay in a country who would elect such an unbelievable imbicile.

    June 9, 2012 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  17. Get Real

    Do the media follow him when he goes to the restroom also or when he blows his nose?

    June 9, 2012 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  18. PappyHappy

    WOW! He is all wet again isn't he?

    June 9, 2012 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  19. Gurgyl

    I wish I could drench you too with children, because we love you......

    June 9, 2012 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  20. Sydnium S. Washington, EC, HOTD

    Have you been squirted by fruit juice using that water gun?

    June 9, 2012 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  21. judy

    The VP is just a nice average guy.

    June 9, 2012 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  22. bromah

    there were similar photo's of cheney.....except it wasn't in the garden but on a fact finding mission in some african nation...they weren't water guns but assault rifles....and the playing with children was more like hunting them....ghad's honest truth

    June 9, 2012 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  23. texasgreenacres

    joe is one cool dude you go mr vp

    June 9, 2012 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  24. prediction

    Maybe this could be one of the other things the Vice Pres does, since he has no job description. The VP sometimes takes abuse intended for the President anyway. Lets call it the department of abuse.

    June 9, 2012 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  25. dkn

    I bet someone complains that he gave the kids 'guns'. A good water fight never corrupted any of my children.

    June 9, 2012 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
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