Vice President Joe Biden is the subject of a new petition on the White House website, calling for the politician to have his own reality TV show on news network C-SPAN.
The former Delaware senator was known for his quirky remarks and bright smile during his tenure in Washington D.C., but it was his comments caught on camera during the swearing in of the 113th Congress on Thursday that caught the attention of internet surfers. While welcoming the senators and their families, the veep exchanged jokes and off-beat remarks to them as they posed for photos, saying, "If you ever need any help on your pecs, let me know," and "You've got beautiful eyes, Mom," to one senator's mother.
The response after his candid meetings prompted citizens to take charge and create a petition urging the Obama administration to allow cameras into the daily activities of Biden, to create a one of a kind reality show for the network. On the official White House website, the petition reads: "Vice President Joe Biden has a demonstrated ability to bring people together, whether at the negotiating table or at the neighborhood diner. We, therefore, urge the Obama Administration to authorize the production of a recurring C-SPAN television program featuring the daily activities and interactions of the vice president with elected officials, foreign dignitaries and everyday American families.
"Such a program would educate the American public about the duties and responsibilities of their vice president, while providing a glimpse of the lighthearted side of politics, even in the midst of contentious and divisive national debates." The petition has been signed by more than 1,600 people since its creation on Friday. In November, Biden also earned laughs with an appearance in NBC's sitcom "Parks and Recreation."
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