January 21st, 2009
08:10 PM ET
7 years ago

Another sign being VP is different than being president

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/21/art.photo.cnn.jpg caption=".](CNN) - As is customary with the change in administration, on Wednesday the Pentagon hoisted the new photograph of President Obama at the entrance where official visitors and heads of state are brought in.

But his second-in-command will have to wait. Instead of a picture of Vice President Joe Biden, there is just a hook to hold the photo. It turns out the Washington Headquarters Services had not yet received the official photo of the vice president, so there was no photo to hang.

Biden is not the only number two without pictorial representation. There’s another blank space on the wall for the new Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn, who has been nominated but not confirmed.


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