Joe Biden goes to Costco: The best jokes

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Vice President Joe Biden tries to pass on a free sample in the Costco bakery during his tour of the D.C. location on Nov. 29.
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Vice President Joe Biden tries to pass on a free sample in the Costco bakery during his tour of the D.C. location on Nov. 29.

The vice president goes on a shopping spree at the discount store, fully embracing his Onion-inspired "man of the people" caricature

Vice President Joe Biden attended the grand opening of Washington, D.C.'s first Costco on Thursday, proudly flashing a member's card, as well as his signature pearly whites, as he swept through the front doors. Biden's appearance at the bulk discount store fit snugly with his alter ego — a veritable cottage industry on the internet inspired by absurdist stories in The Onion — as a lovable, less-than-statesmanlike figure who just wants to have a little fun. As if to punctuate the point, Biden, finding himself in the tire department,  reportedly said, "Hey man, I don't need tires. I don't drive anymore!" Here, some of the best jokes to Biden's tour of Costco:

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