Joe Biden: Onion spoof is 'hilarious'
Vice President Biden addressed the wildly popular spoofs of him in the faux-newspaper The Onion during an interview with Anna Robertson of Yahoo! News released Friday. The verdict?
"I think it's hilarious, the stuff they do on me," Biden said.
For the uninitiated, you can view a slideshow of Photoshopped images that accompany The Onion's fictional accounts of Biden's adventures, which range from "Shirtless Biden washes Trans-Am in White House driveway" to "Joe Biden shows up at inauguration with ponytail" to "Biden receives lifetime ban from Dave & Buster's."
"I saw the one of me washing a Trans-Am automobile in the driveway shirtless with tattoos all over myself," Biden said, adding: "By the way, I have a Corvette -- a '67 Corvette -- not a Trans-Am."
The parodies have become so popular that they made the pages of the New York Times in November, in an article that featured the following exchange with newly named White House Press Secretary Jay Carney:
A spokesman for Mr. Biden, Jay Carney, said the vice president was unavailable to be interviewed about his portrayal in The Onion.
"Let me get this straight: You want to interview the vice president about stories about him in The Onion?" Mr. Carney asked, sounding at once amused and dumbfounded by the request. "Well, I'll give you credit for trying."
Video from Biden's Yahoo! interview below:
| January 28, 2011; 3:59 PM ET
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