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Joe Biden and the bikers

Posted by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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Vice President Joe Biden's talks to customers during a stop at Cruisers Diner, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Seaman, Ohio. | AP Photo

Vice President Joe Biden visited the Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio. | AP Photo

SEAMAN, Ohio — Vice President Joe Biden was looking to cozy up with voters as he toured Ohio this weekend, but he did not imagine that an Ohio woman would nearly end up in his lap.

Biden was chatting up customers in the Cruisers Diner in southern Ohio Sunday when he met a group of motorcycle riders in black leather vests and bandanas.


A female group member was watching, and Biden waved her over, telling her, “I know who runs the show.”

The woman had no place to sit, so Biden pulled a chair in front of himself and pulled her nearly into his lap. He put his hands on her shoulders and leaned in for a conversation as photographers snapped away.

Biden was on his way to a speech in nearby Milford.

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yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM

 I thought she was in his lap...it looks like it.  I think they look very cozy and the men look very unhappy.

 

motha2daDuchess
by Bruja on Sep. 10, 2012 at 4:57 PM

lol, he's a flirty old bird

pamelax3
by Gold Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 5:31 PM

that is what I thought.. And no the men do not look happy

Quoting yourspecialkid:

 I thought she was in his lap...it looks like it.  I think they look very cozy and the men look very unhappy.

 


lga1965
by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 8:27 PM

 LOL. Good old Joe!wink

Ms.KitKat
by Platinum Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 9:03 PM

awesome pic OP! Thanks for sharing! The men don;t loook too happy though (probably repubs) but the woman is getting pretty cozy with the VEEP.

mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 9:14 PM

HOw many times are you going to post this. He is smoozing with the public. What are you trying to say that he couldn't sit down and have a beer with a biker chick?

tweety101149
by Platinum Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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LOL Ladies, that is not an angry look..it is a look on most biker's faces.  I think the wind freezes them that way.  lol.  Or it could be we just tired of being target practice for cagers. 

   Anyway good for ole Joe.  At least he reached out to bikers to hear their concerns.  Many are vets as well.   I haven't noticed too many polticians reaching out to motorcycle groups. Those that do, find out we aren't a bad lot.   And have similar concerns. 

PGR (Patriot Guard Riders).

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Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Sep. 11, 2012 at 2:09 AM
Quoting candlegal:


Biden pulled a chair in front of himself and pulled her nearly into his lap.

So she's sitting on a chair, not on his lap, correct?

Here's what the photographer who took the picture has to say about it:

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ou can hardly blame folks for reaching this conclusion. After all, Biden and the woman aren’t separated by much, and it’s tough to discern the seating arrangement.

But photographer Carolyn Kaster says there was no lap-sitting. The way it all unspooled was classic Biden. He was making his way through Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio, glad handing and joking and mugging for the cameras. Kaster was the only still photographer in the pool following Biden and took a look at the scene in the diner.


Behold! Kaster saw something worthy at one end of the room. There was a group of bikers clustered at three or four of the tables. It was with those folks that Kaster wanted to catch Biden. “That would be the picture,” Kaster recalls thinking. “They had leather vests and bandannas and a guy with tattoos. Everybody seemed to be having a good time.” Kaster let the vice president’s people know that this was the picture she valued.

Chances for such a choice shot, though, appeared to be dashed by the vice president’s handlers, who escorted the reportorial contingent from the diner before Biden reached the biker group. “They pulled us out,” says Kaster.

But wait! “They came back and got me,” says Kaster.

Once back inside, Kaster didn’t miss much. The woman with whom Biden made campaign-trail photographic history, says Kaster, was originally on the other side of the diner’s aisle. People were taking pictures of the vice president, recalls Kaster, and the woman wanted in. So Biden took action. “He pulled the chair in front of the table so she could be in the picture,” says Kaster, noting that there was nothing so cozy as lap-mounting; it was all on the level.

Capturing the sweet shot, though, required a bit of concentration. Kaster says that the moment that has stirred so much comment occurred just after someone was taking a photo of the group. They were all posing for that photo, says Kaster.

After the photo was taken, she notes, everyone relaxed a bit. It’s only human nature: People are tense just before a posed picture. After the shot, she says, there’s a “moment of relief when you can actually be yourself.” And if there’s ever a guy who you want to catch being himself, it’s Biden.

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Sep. 11, 2012 at 6:06 AM
The guy on the left looks like he wishes it was he Biden was whispering too
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Element5
by Member on Sep. 11, 2012 at 7:42 AM
Quoting Ms.KitKat:

awesome pic OP! Thanks for sharing! The men don;t loook too happy though (probably repubs) but the woman is getting pretty cozy with the VEEP.




You are kidding about the men having to be republicans right? Would your husband or your son would be proud of their mom sitting of a mans lap?! there is a name for that!

Besides our next in line should have a little more class.. Oh wait he is a dem.. All forgiven!
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