Biden knows who Honey Boo Boo is
November 3rd, 2012
09:59 AM ET
10 years ago

Biden knows who Honey Boo Boo is

(CNN) - It's not all briefing books and policy papers aboard Joe Biden's plane.

"I haven't spent most of my time with pop culture," he said in a radio interview with the Miami station WMIA. "Honey Boo Boo is not top on my list, but I am aware - just, you know, by catching snippets on Air Force Two.

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She is "quite a phenomenon," Biden added of the 6-year-old star of a beauty pageant television program.

She also has endorsed Biden's running mate, President Obama, which Obama joked last month was "a big relief."

The vice president does enjoy a few television programs.

"Beyond “Modern Family” and “Parks and Recreation” - that's about it, those are ones that I spend most of my time with," he said.

Biden's affinity for NBC's “Parks and Recreation” may be returned by the show's star, Amy Poehler, who plays the deputy director of a small Midwestern town's parks department.

Poehler's character has described her ideal man as having the "brains of George Clooney in the body of Joe Biden," and jumps at the chance to score Biden's phone number.

Several episodes of the most recent season were taped in Washington, including one featuring Sen. John McCain, the GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. eveman

    4 year wasn't enough to correct the mess of forma republican president, therefore forward to obama/biden

    November 3, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  2. Ancient Texan

    Oh good....but what has BooBoo to do with the mess we find ourselves in up to our chin? Oh yeah, now I get it.

    November 3, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  3. plain&simple

    What a guy!!! We love you Joe!

    November 3, 2012 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  4. AEireM

    If Canada could vote. Obama/Biden, check mark.

    November 3, 2012 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  5. gt

    figures he bad he dont know how to get more jobs going in the country,,,uncle joe your something ...

    November 3, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  6. va4865

    Life is just for living lighten up ..

    November 3, 2012 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  7. spud

    Joe is great. A real guy unlike that stuffy mitt. Joe is more in touch than either mittens or paulie and has more experience than both put togeather,He may say it wrong but he always tells the truth.

    November 3, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  8. giftedgirl77

    Well if anything that should swing some of the votes from the poor southern white republicans.

    Oh no wait, they still fly confederate flags as if it is something to be proud of nevermind.

    It is 2012 and the hate of a persons skin color is still alive and strong.

    November 3, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  9. Scott

    He knows who Honey Boo Boo is, but weird Uncle Joe thinks the Cleveland Plain Dealer is a Florida paper. It would be truly scary if this moron were president. Hey Joe, Honey Boo Boo is not a big #@%& deal – the economy is. Joe and Barry to the unemployment line.

    November 3, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  10. Murray MacCutcheon

    Vote Romney for a just America...just for the rich!

    November 3, 2012 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  11. clarke

    What is the deal with this honey boo boo? I have no idea who she is.

    November 3, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  12. Gurgyl

    Let me say all across USA-"JOE, WE LOVE YOU". Obama12. Period.

    November 3, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |