Busy weekend for Joe and Jill Biden. The veep and his wife hosted a reception for breast cancer survivors Friday evening, then headed up to Philly for Game 4 of the NHL finals. (It was his birthday present to Jill — turns out she’s a baseball and hockey fanatic.) On Saturday afternoon, they hosted a “Biden Beach Boardwalk” for press at their residence at the Naval Observatory.
All went according to plan for the first part of the picnic: The Bidens posed for pictures with their guests and headed out to the lawn for schmoozing. Then the second lady launched a surprise Super Soaker attack on her husband. “I’m here to protect you, Mr. Vice President, but not from this,” a Secret Service agent said with a grin. The veep quickly retaliated but was soaked by a number of children — including Biden grandkids — armed with oversize water guns. (He wasn’t the only one: Rahm Emanuel was drenched, but David Axelrod managed to stay dry.)
The couple left that night for Egypt, Kenya and South Africa, where they will lead the U.S. delegation in Friday’s World Cup opening ceremony.
(The Reliable Source, Washington Post)