Joe Biden's Excellent Mongolian Escapades

The Atlantic Wire
Joe Biden's Excellent Mongolian Escapades

View photo

Joe Biden's Excellent Mongolian Escapades

For all we know, Joe Biden was just trying to one-up Vladimir Putin in manliness. If that was his goal, well, he still has a ways to go. Today as the vice president continues his tour in Asia he made a stop in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. There he jokingly faced off against a Mongolian wrestler, fired a few arrows with the Prime Minister, and posed with the delegation. Not shown, but as The Note reports, Biden was also given a Mongolian horse that he named "Celtic." (Pool reports that The Note references say that the horse "got a bit excited" and was taken away.)

RELATED: Beyonce's Pregnancy Cravings; Evan Rachel Wood's Souvenir Tooth

Below are a few of the more amusing scenes from the day's proceedings, starting with Biden getting a few instructions in how to fire a bow and arrow:

RELATED: Why Stories Like Romney's Bullying Matter

RELATED: The Winner of the VP Debate Is a Toss-up, Too

He shoots: just look at the bemused smile that Mongolian Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold (below left) gives as Biden's veins bulge while letting the air fly into the near distance:

RELATED: Joe Biden Does a Bad Imitation of an Indian Call Center Employee

RELATED: Joe Biden Would Trade the Vice Presidency for the Daytona Cup

This is Biden giving his full-wattage grin next to the Mongolian Prime Minister while standing next to a few camels. 

Here Biden faces off against a Mongolian wrestler, and everyone seems to be waiting to see what happens next. Unfortunately, in subsequent pictures Biden doesn't actually challenge the Mongolian wrestler to a match. 

See, Biden was just joshing around. (Everyone smiles nervously.) 

Images by Associated Press and Reuters

View Comments (0)