Spiro Agnew, one of Joe Biden's extremely uncomedic vice presidential predecessors, once called American television a "vast wasteland." This may soon change.
Proposing an idea so logical as to be almost obvious once you've heard it, petitioners are asking the Obama administration to sanction a Joe Biden reality TV show…
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.
There is literally — not Joe Biden literally, but literally literally — no better idea in the world of politics and entertainment today than putting a mic on the vice president and filming his interactions with other humans.
CSPAN-2 already has the pilot of Biden Being Biden in the can, as our nation's most powerful wacky uncle spent yesterday afternoon flirting with grandmothers and telling Senator-elect Heidi Heitkamp to "spread your legs."
Plus, think of all the footage we've missed! Joe Biden at Costco would have recieved thirty times the ratings of CSPAN's typical programming (Old Guy Reading About American Revolution to Half-Empty Bookstore and Quorum Call).
Make this happen, America.
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