Photo of the Day

posted at 6:31 pm on September 9, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Far be it from us to miss a hot trending topic on a relatively slow news day, especially one that doesn’t require a whole lot of writing.  Joe Biden hit the campaign trail today in Ohio, and made a stop at Cruisers Diner in order to get in touch with voters in Seaman, a small town on the Appalachian Highway.  That was a cozy little venue, as AP photographer Carolyn Kaster captured for posterity:

 

Looks to me like Sheriff Joe has won one vote … and lost two others.  It’s a darned good thing that Biden has Secret Service protection, because if this was any other guy, those other two men in the shot might have taken Joe for a ride — a one-way ride.  The man on the right has the blog-perfect name “Troll,” who is also president of the “Shadowmen,” and an ordained minister.  The latter would have come in handy for Joe if he went any farther with Troll’s old lady.

Needless to say, this got a lot of attention today:

Hot Air’s weekend editor was a little mystified at the sensation:

I, on the other hand, thought something looked rather familiar — and not just Biden’s manner with the woman in his lap:

By the way, this isn’t a photoshop job; the AP has this image for sale to its clients, of which we are one.  Let’s have some fun with it and hold a caption contest! Try to keep it at PG-13 or under, please, so we don’t have to conduct clean-ups on Aisle 7 all evening long.

 


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“Those chaps you’re wearing bring back fond memories of my experimental phase…..San Francisco….bath houses….the good old days “

Zooid on September 10, 2012 at 6:06 AM

My first thought when I saw this image…? “Counting the guy in the back, are there 500 IQ points here in this picture…?”

Can someone remind me again why Sarah Palin was an unqualified moron and would be a disgrace and an embarrassment to the country were she to ever become Vice President?

Thanx in advance…

PointnClick on September 10, 2012 at 6:06 AM

I think we found the White House leaker….

catalan on September 10, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Biden: “If I wasn’t VP surrounded by 20 Secret Service agents the two guys next to me would have already kicked the sh*t out of me five times”.

albill on September 10, 2012 at 6:42 AM

Biden habitually embarrasses the office of the Vice President of the United States, yet is poised to win re-election. Republicans need to start taking his humiliating behavior to task, and respond appropriately. Rolling your eyes and making jokes – two months from a national election – is fruitless.

Time to call Biden – and by extension, Obama – to task for these ongoing embarrassments. Britain can afford Prince Harry – he has no significant duties. America cannot afford to have a fool and buffoon as VP.

The Resolute Desk on September 9, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Indeed.
The media won’t push this.
It’s up to Republicans/conservatives.
And I don’t mean just leaders.

itsnotaboutme on September 10, 2012 at 7:02 AM

“Ever been with a man who took the small bus to school, baby?”

stop2think on September 10, 2012 at 7:06 AM

Dude in the bandanna, “The funny part about this Plugs? I’m a Dude”.

Plugs Biden, “Yeah, I know, and I like it, giddy up”

Tbone McGraw on September 10, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Does anybody have the video of Biden up on the table doing the “Tequila Dance” ala Pee Wee Herman?

moo on September 10, 2012 at 7:29 AM

Don’t tell your buddies but I’m wearing one of Rahm’s old tutus.

bluesdoc70 on September 10, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Biden, “And I’ll bet you thought the popcorn surprise was was hard to beat.”

Buck_Nekkid on September 10, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Biker on Left: “So the old guy’s a retard, huh?”

Biker on Right: “Yup, so we can’t kick the s**t outta him I guess”

Biker on Left: “Yeah, probably wouldn’t feel it anyway”

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on September 10, 2012 at 8:29 AM

“Hey baby! I have a three letter word for you…”

“JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!!!”

(Sorry Ed, that’s as clean as I could possibly make it!)

Haiku Guy on September 10, 2012 at 8:31 AM

” We’re going to have to kick his a$$ “

TX-96 on September 10, 2012 at 8:32 AM

My first thought when I saw this image…? “Counting the guy in the back, are there 500 IQ points here in this picture…?”

Can someone remind me again why Sarah Palin was an unqualified moron and would be a disgrace and an embarrassment to the country were she to ever become Vice President?

Thanx in advance…

PointnClick on September 10, 2012 at 6:06 AM

.
That last question of yours needs to be submitted to a real authority, like bluegill.

Apparently I’m not that smart, as I think Sarah would be a great VeeP.

listens2glenn on September 10, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Dude on left: “This is not like you, Troll. Are you just going to sit there, or are you going to kick his a$$?”

Dude on right: “I would if there weren’t so many secret service here.”

Biden: “I’m gonna love you and hug you and feed you and call you George.”

The Rogue Tomato on September 10, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Jill would love your outfit. She’s a real biker momma, chains and all.

ironked on September 10, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Biker on right: “So, that’s why they call him “Plugs”.”

SKYFOX on September 10, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Not exactly Donna Rice.

mankai on September 10, 2012 at 9:14 AM

I thought he just said his wife was the love of his life…oh well, just another Dem slogan…

wepeople on September 10, 2012 at 9:17 AM

“Wanna see my American Express before it goes off in my shorts?”

nimrod on September 10, 2012 at 9:21 AM

I’ve got three words for you…..Light Rail.

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Biden: “Osama bin Laden is dead but Chuck is alive! Stand up, Chuck!”

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on September 10, 2012 at 9:28 AM

This is a big effin deal!

Buck_Nekkid on September 10, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Biden: “I love to ride Harleys. You did say your name is Harley, right?”

Zoltan on September 10, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Where are his hands? Does she have hidden handlebars? Don’t know how large a segment the biker vote is but I’ll bet he just lost them.

Kissmygrits on September 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM

“….and chaps and collars are covered under Obamacare, sugar…..”

LetsBfrank on September 10, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Hey, you wanna have sex? NO….Tee Heh, neither do I!

Herb on September 10, 2012 at 10:28 AM

A heartbeat away from the presidency. How often we heard that with a Reublican President & VP. This is reflective of Obama & his team’s judgement, not much there.

arand on September 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM

A match made in heaven.

arand on September 10, 2012 at 10:34 AM

My first thought when I saw this image…? “Counting the guy in the back, are there 500 IQ points here in this picture…?”

Yes, and 420 of them belong to the bikers.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on September 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM

“So you make over $250,000 a year, huh?”

NoPain on September 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Biker skank : “Is that a roll of Certs?”

Biden: “it’s a big FN deal”

esnap on September 10, 2012 at 10:56 AM

“So tell me, honey – what does ‘stomped’ mean?”

mojo on September 10, 2012 at 11:03 AM

“Excellent disguise Mrs. Romney. Your agents, too.”

verbaluce on September 10, 2012 at 11:24 AM

“I’d like to go eat po-boys and x-ray your pinkie.”

soccercheese on September 10, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Let’s lose the three stooges behind me and I’ll show what a top secret debriefing is all about.

WisRich on September 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM

VP makes history, causes bikers to experience their first ever “awkward moment”.

The Zoo Keeper on September 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM

“See that gold record on the wall? I built that. Wine me, dine me, sixty-nine me.”

NoPain on September 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM

“Hey Babe! If you play your cards right, I’ll let you run your fingers through my plugs.”

stacman on September 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Biden: “When the moment is right Obamacare will cover that ED medication I need so desperately right now”.

rsherwd65 on September 10, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Later that day, Jill Biden:

“Um, Joe? Could you step into the library? I’d like a word.”

RebeccaH on September 10, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Biden: “You know I’m a big f*$&ing deal dont ya?”

Redglen on September 10, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Bandana guy:” What’s the big f%*%ing deal?”

Redglen on September 10, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Is this part of that “Big Stick” policy Biden went on about?

theCork on September 10, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Hey Joe, is that a roll of dimes in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

PhySciTech on September 10, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Biker skank : “Is that a roll of Certs?”

Biden: “it’s a big FN deal”

esnap on September 10, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I have a crisp new ‘Franklin’ for you if you’d care to employ that term ‘skank’ in ANY bar that I get to choose………….

p.s. what would you like on the pizza for the paramedics that you will definitely be needing the services of?

Katfish on September 10, 2012 at 2:57 PM

“Hey, Joe, you have more plugs than my Harley!”

Colony14 on September 10, 2012 at 4:53 PM

“I thought you said it was Obama who has “a really big stick?”

Colony14 on September 10, 2012 at 4:53 PM

“It’s nothin’ personal, sweet pea, but I just wanted to have a pic that was goofier than when Rahm nuzzled with Nancy Pelosi’s ear lobe. . . . How am I doin’?”

dissent555 on September 11, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Hey baby, I’m Joe B and I’m pantin in Scranton.

dthorny on September 11, 2012 at 2:48 AM

Stand up Chuck, stand up.

dthorny on September 11, 2012 at 2:51 AM

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