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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:22 PM

Joe Biden enjoys himself at opening of D.C. Costco

Vice President Biden dropped in on Washington D.C.’s first Costco Thursday. He was greeted by CEO Craig Jelinek and co-founder Jim Sinegal, both of whom attended a grand opening ceremony for the store earlier in the morning.

Biden “engaged in an extended Costco shopping spree, to the delight of shoppers and employees at the store,” according to the pool report.

The vice president flashed his Costco card as he walked through the doors to loud cheers. Employee Ivey Stewart handled a cart for Biden, who stopped frequently for hugs and photos.

“In all honesty, I didn’t have my own card, Jill wouldn’t let me have one,” he said. “I went to get my wife’s card, and she said, ‘No, No, get your own card.’”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/11/29/joe-biden-now-opening-costcos/?hpid=z1



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Reply Joe Biden enjoys himself at opening of D.C. Costco (Original post)
madinmaryland Nov 2012 OP
wryter2000 Nov 2012 #1
hlthe2b Nov 2012 #7
closeupready Nov 2012 #32
Recursion Nov 2012 #2
Aerows Nov 2012 #9
Fridays Child Nov 2012 #3
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #4
Euphoria Nov 2012 #21
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #22
freshwest Nov 2012 #24
calimary Nov 2012 #23
Euphoria Dec 2012 #40
LynneSin Nov 2012 #5
taterguy Dec 2012 #37
Care Acutely Nov 2012 #6
sufrommich Nov 2012 #8
longship Nov 2012 #10
CindyinIndy Nov 2012 #11
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #12
LynneSin Nov 2012 #13
Liberal_Stalwart71 Nov 2012 #14
Jennicut Nov 2012 #15
Wait Wut Nov 2012 #16
skeewee08 Nov 2012 #18
Manifestor_of_Light Nov 2012 #28
Fawke Em Nov 2012 #17
skeewee08 Nov 2012 #19
MineralMan Nov 2012 #20
AnnieBW Dec 2012 #39
Kingofalldems Nov 2012 #25
fadedrose Nov 2012 #26
neverforget Nov 2012 #27
maddiemom Nov 2012 #29
bucolic_frolic Nov 2012 #30
NICO9000 Dec 2012 #35
XtopherXtopher Nov 2012 #31
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #33
Omaha Steve Nov 2012 #34
etherealtruth Dec 2012 #36
thecascadian Dec 2012 #38

Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:24 PM

1. Two of my favorite things in the world

Costco and Joe Biden. (I hope he doesn't mind me calling him a thing. )

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:49 PM

7. He makes me smile... Love the guy (and pretty fond of Costco too)

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:50 AM

32. Agreed. I love Costco!

And Biden rocks.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:36 PM

2. Aww... he bought Jill flowers

Also, I hadn't realized this was actually in DC even though I drive past it most days. It's like 1 block away from PG County.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:51 PM

9. He's a good husband

And she is a wonderful wife that deserves such a good husband, in my opinion

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:36 PM

3. Just substitute "people."

Didn't someone recently insist that "corporations are people, my friend?" At least in the case of Costco, the employees who make up the company are actually treated like they're worth more than some soulless bottom line.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:37 PM

4. What the fuck is there NOT to love about Joe Biden? Seriously, I love this guy.

People should watch more events on C-Span where Joe is speaking. This. Is. A. Great. Man.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:33 PM

21. During the early 2008 primaries, I was rooting for him

Come 2016, could there still be a chance of voting for him for president???

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Response to Euphoria (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:37 PM

22. I hope so. The only way I could imagine not is if the Clinton Machine feels the need to...

...knee-cap him to get at the food dish.

I...I can't think of any other element in the Democratic Party which would actively wage war against the Vice President of a Democratic President when it comes to a Presidential run. And Biden is, as you know, no slouch. Sharp as a tack, quick-witted and...he has an incredible amount of experience.

He has played a major role as a Presidential Whip, especially a few years ago, to help get the President's agenda moved forward in Congress. He was in the trenches, bigtime!

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:57 PM

24. Do you really think he'll run? Could be the next best thing.

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Response to Euphoria (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:09 PM

23. Welcome to DU, Euphoria!

I LOVE Joe Biden! He is the most down-to-earth, genuine, easy-to-relate-to politician I've ever seen.

Glad you're here, especially joining us in one of our little Joe Biden love fests! I am SO pleased that President Obama picked him as his running mate. They're a terrific team, and he sure did put little punk-ass upstart Congressman Widow's Peak in his well-deserved place. Biden has been toiling in the back of the vineyard for years - and he's MORE THAN earned all this. I wouldn't mind seeing him in the BIG chair, but then again, I wouldn't mind seeing Hillary get there, either.

Hey, do we have bench-strength, or do we have bench-strength? And add in people like Deval Patrick and Cory Booker, and one (or both) of the Castro brothers, and that's just the short list!

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Response to calimary (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:26 PM

40. Thanks for the welcoming, calimary

most appreciated.
I totally agree with your list of Demo team bench-strength teammates.
Thanks again and looking forward to our next on-line encounter.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:39 PM

5. I can see why he'd let his Delaware Cosco lapse

I would love to get a Cosco membership but the only store in delaware is right by the Christiana Mall, which is a traffic nightmare. Plus they just opened a BJ's much closer on Kirkwood.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:28 PM

37. What the fuck is Cosco?

The Typo Poilice strike again!

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:41 PM

6. I *heart* Joe Biden.

I just love that guy!

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:50 PM

8. I swear to God,Joe Biden is the best Vice President ever.

I love everything about him.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:59 PM

10. Joe Biden. Smiling Joe!

Charisma unbounded.

R&

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:04 PM

11. Thanks, madinmaryland!

Love seeing this honest man! Always for the people!

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:06 PM

12. Did he drive the Firebird?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:14 PM

13. Probably picked up some Turtle Wax

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:18 PM

14. I so love Joe Biden! There's a Costco opening up in Wheaton, MD, which is right down the street from

D.C. I hope he makes a visit there, too. The store officially opens next week.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:34 PM

15. He also ate ice cream while there.

Which is like his favorite food in the entire world.



Shopping AND ice cream. Sounds like he had a fun day.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:23 PM

16. It looks like the Secret Service could take the day off.

Those ladies aren't letting ANYONE fuck with Joe!

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:28 PM

18. "Those ladies aren't letting ANYONE fuck with Joe!"

LOL I was thinking the same thing.. They would hurt someone/take someone out over VP Biden.....

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:13 PM

28. I see two guys that look like SS suits.

The two heads between the lady on the left
and Biden.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:27 PM

17. Did he pick up some shirts in anticipation of Mitt's visit to the

White House today?

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:29 PM

19. I love me some VP Biden.....

I wish we had a Costco in Oklahoma....

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:30 PM

20. It took forever, because he kept stopping to eat samples.

OK, Everyone. That's Lunch!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:18 PM

39. Best Part of Going to Costco On the Weekends!

If you don't mind fighting the crowds, the best thing about going to Costco is all of the free samples of food. I've found more yummy stuff that way.

Mental note: gotta go back and get some of that yummy cheese log that we found last year.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:08 PM

25. Nice

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:10 PM

26. Great picture of our "next president" nt

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:12 PM

27. He's so cool!

Love Joe and Costco!

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:27 AM

29. Joe seems to enjoy himself everywhere.

Probably why he gets unfairly dissed about his talents and experience. Of course when he showed his chops in the V.P. debate, he was accused of being mean to Paul Ryan. I was looking forward to that debate, knowing Biden would decimate Ryan, when the pundits were predicting the opposite. Love the man!

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:30 AM

30. THIS is a well thought out media event

that doesn't rely on scripting

You just set it in motion, and the people follow

Democracy in action

Just imagine, if instead of Joe Biden ......

John Boehner were there!

Oh, wait, the GOP don't meet with real people

Boehner only meets with GOP ELITES

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #30)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:22 PM

35. I'll bet Boner would love the liquor aisles at Costco, though!

Drunky heaven!

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:47 AM

31. gawd, that picture warms the heart.

assuming you have one.

every time i look at him i remember who couldve been his replacement and i shudder.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:52 AM

33. He just cracks me up.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:59 PM

34. I met him 5 years ago


Will he run in 2016?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #34)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:26 PM

36. Joe is 70

He might ... but, jeesh, it would be hard.

He has left a very respectable mark. As much as I like hm ... I hope he rests on his laurels.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 05:45 PM

38. Biden Sets a Good Example - Costco is a Dem Retailer - Vote with your Dollar!

 

Surprised no one noted (though the article inferred) that Costco leans heavily Democratic
when it comes to political contributions, even more than Wal-Mart leans Republican. See:


http://www.goodguide.com/contributions#sector=Retail%20Sales&sort=total&query=


That's why I bought my laptop for school at a Costco. The site above needs updating
but the concept is awesome; we should have a good online guide available to inform us
on how to more effectively vote with our dollars in the public marketplace.

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