Let's be clear: The real Vice President Joe Biden says he doesn’t drink, definitely has never sported a pony tail, didn't hitchhike his way to the Democratic National Convention, and isn't serving a lifetime ban from Dave & Busters.
Nor has he ever washed his Trans Am on the White House North Lawn wearing only a pair of jean shorts. And he certainly hasn't had to cool his heels in Mexico for a while during his four years as vice president, other than for official business.
But there are times when the line between the glad-handing, lady-flirting, aviator-wearing, pec-complimenting, 40-year-in-federal-office-serving Biden and the bawdy caricature of him in the satire e-zine The Onion gets especially thin.
Never more so than Friday, as the real life second-in-command teased his online likeness over their shared love of sports cars.
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The occasion was the release of a new e-book by The Onion allegedly written by Biden, entitled "The President of Vice." Onion Joe was participating in a Reddit AMA, or ask me anything, when Scranton Joe chimed in.