But Mr. Biden’s office said it was not aware of anyone on the vice president’s staff who might have contacted The Onion to pass along his approval. 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.”
My favorite part of the new piece the New York Times did on The Onion’s amazing series of pieces on VP Biden as some sort of boozin’ ladyhound is when they tried to get in touch with Biden for a comment:Come on, you know Biden loves these things. If there’s anyone who would appreciate seeing their own face in a popular publication no matter what the context, it’s Biden.