Vice President Biden stole some of the Onion’s thunder on Friday when he tweeted a question to “Diamond” Joe Biden, the vice president’s satirical alter ego, during a Reddit chat.
To promote the book, the phony Biden participated in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” thread.
It’s not uncommon for politicians to hold an AMA session on Reddit – Obama did it when he was campaigning for his presidential re-election – but it’s somewhat unusual to have a parody host one, not to mention have the real individual ask a question, according to the online publication, the Next Web.
Biden’s tweet was sent from the Office of VP Biden twitter handle, but included “-VP,” meaning it was written by Biden himself, reported the Washington Post.
Office of VP Biden (@VP) January 18, 2013
“Diamond” Joe Biden’s Reddit AMA drew hundreds of comments. The Vice President’s tweet to his “sleazy, womanizing Trans Am-loving alter-ego”asked him to check out Biden’s corvette. One reader posted the actual vice president’s query on the AMA thread, and Diamond Joe replied: “Those glorified Camaros aint good for nothing but smokin’ the tires.”