Joe Biden: 'Spread Your Legs, You're Gonna Be Frisked'
VP is Biden-esque form at mock swearing-in of senators
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2013 5:03 PM CST
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(Newser) – Joe Biden was in jokesy Uncle Joe mode today at the mock swearing-in of new senators. BuzzFeed takes note of the most talked-about line, when he bantered with North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp and her family as they got directions from the photographer:

  • “Spread your legs. You’re gonna be frisked," he said after Heitkamp's husband was told to drop his arms. Then, to the photographer: “You say that to somebody in North Dakota, they think it’s a frisk.”
  • Also: When Republican Ted Cruz's baby daughter started crying, Biden cracked, "That’s a Democrat, I know, but that’s OK." Cruz's wife told him she cries for Republicans, too.
This was really just a photo op, explains the Washington Post, because the real swearing-in takes place on the Senate floor. The Post says Biden was especially flirty with senators' moms.

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Jan 4, 2013 2:42 PM CST
I stand with Women You Should Know as they demand an apology from our country’s Vice President following his behavior towards women at the U.S. Senate member swearing in ceremony yesterday. His actions are not “charming”. Rather they are deplorable and an insult to women, men and the esteemed position he holds. The video that proves our point is included on our petition. Read, sign and share!
Jan 3, 2013 6:52 PM CST
Joe Biden better stick to politics because he would never make it as a comedian.
Jan 3, 2013 6:11 PM CST
"Bill Clinton has left the building" She will be safe....