The home of the Vice President of the United States has never before been referred to as the "Biden Beach Boardwalk" but Joe has proven himself a wordsmith par excellence, so is it really that surprising that he's once again struck gold with a turn of phrase?
Last week the Veep and Dr. Jill sent out invites to kick off summer at their residence (otherwise known as "the Naval Observatory" -- though obviously it will henceforth be referred to as "Biden Beach Boardwalk"), inviting a no doubt bipartisan selection of friends and members of the fourth estate to come over on Saturday for summer jams and jokes.
Select members of the press were in attendance, (cough, yours truly was unable to attend due to a bad case of notactuallyinvitedtothepartyitis), including CNN's Ed Henry, who, like all good journalists and terrible guests, promptly Tweeted shots of the party in action.
Highlights include pics of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in what appears to be a Super Soaker fight with the Vice President, though -- for this reporter at least -- perhaps most remarkable is not the Super Soaker itself, but Emanuel's sunglasses-in-mouth insouciance (and also his potentially rather impressive biceps? Is that all the ballet?). The two shots of Vice President Biden will be familiar to anyone who has watched a good-natured grandfather pretend to enjoy a day at the beach/pool/waterpark with his playfully unhinged progeny.
No word on whether there were hot dogs, burgers or chicken (we're going to assume all three -- after all, it is Biden Beach Boardwalk), and if rocket pops were on hand by special order of the Vice President. If this is how the White House blows off steam, we're looking forward to next year's shots of President Obama on the moonbounce.
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