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Captioning Joe Biden’s Trip to Costco

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Slade Sohmer

By Slade Sohmer on November 29, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden stopped into Washington DC’s first Costco on Thursday, where he was greeted by CEO Craig Jelinek and co-founder Jim Sinegal, who were on hand for the store’s grand opening.

NBCWashington GIF’d the hell out of this Veep plot line (minus Tony Hale). Here are some great pics from his shopping trip, and our captions:

“Does this thing entitle me to mustache rides in bulk?”

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

“Hey, sugar, after this how about you and I literally feel the vibrations together in the Amtrak quiet car?”

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

“If I want seconds, I’ll f*&king take seconds.”

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

“Given what Michelle Antoinette’s trying to do to my snack time, this display literally makes my ticker hard.”

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Mitt Romney in late August tried to convince a voting public skeptical of his humanness that he’s just like us — hey, Ann and I shop at Costco! While most people were calling for Romney to release his tax returns, we lobbied to see his Costco receipts. Whereas Romney talks, Joe Biden does.

The Washington Post has more on Biden’s big-bulk trip:

The vice president flashed his Costco card as he walked through the doors to loud cheers. Employee Ivey Stewart handled a cart for Biden, who stopped frequently for hugs and photos.

Biden’s cart held, among other things, children’s books, fire logs, a 32-inch Panasonic TV and a large apple pie.
Biden did a loop of nearly the entire store, including bakery and frozen foods.

He spent some time looking at watches, including one that cost $1,200, and he put in a call to his daughter, Ashley, saying he needed to “get some guidance.” But it’s unknown whether he actually purchased a watch.

Biden also ate several Costco food samples and appeared to enjoy them. (Who wouldn’t?)

But he turned down employees who tried to lure him to the tire department.

“Hey man, I don’t need tires,” he said. “I don’t drive anymore.”


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