Biden Shows Up for Jury Duty in Delaware
No word yet on whether he'll be seated on a case
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2011 11:28 AM CST
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – What is the vice president up to today? Why, fulfilling his civic duty, thank you very much. Joe Biden reported this morning for jury duty in Delaware, along with about 100 other prospective jurors. He (and his Secret Service agents, of course) arrived around 9:30am for roll call at the New Castle County Courthouse. If he is seated, he’ll likely hear a misdemeanor case that would only last a day or two, the News Journal reports.

"I don't consider myself different than any other person. This is important ... It is an honor to be a part of the system," said Biden, who last served in 2000. He added, "I hope the president serves in Chicago if he is called." But Obama actually has been called already—and skipped out.