We're going to be honest, when we found out that Pope Benedict was on Twitter, we were kind of going through the motions with our jokes. But with today's news that Vice President Joe Biden is joining Twitter, we've been re-energized, because we're convinced that Joe Biden will be the best Tweeter of all time! What makes us so sure? A few reasons:
Biden doesn't really have a filter...
An (incomplete) rundown: "Big f***ing deal," "Articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," "You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent," "Stand up, Chuck, let 'em see ya." And that's just in person; think of what he could do if you stuck him in front of a keyboard!
..But no one cares any more
Is anyone surprised by a Biden gaffe? Of course not. That would be like being surprised every time Donald Trump said something egotistical, or Shia LaBeouf acted self-aggrandizing in an interview. There is nothing Biden could tweet that would get him fired, because we're all expecting it already.
Biden has an established "brand"
Thanks in large part to The Onion, everybody knows what Joe Biden's all about: beers, broads and buds!* Unlike with most celebrities on Twitter, when you are debating whether or not to follow Joe Biden, you know you will never need to worry about him surprising you with random pro-Scientology arguments or charity pitches. Just pure 100% unfiltered Biden.
More importantly, Biden knows his brand
Just like Kanye West, Biden is self-aware; he knows what people expect from him, and can play it up accordingly. The Vice Prez thinks his Onion stories are "hilarious," -- who doesn't want to see him write his own, 140 characters at a time?
*Yes, technically that's the fictional Onion Biden. We're operating under the conceit that Biden would be the world's best Twitterer if he was allowed to say whatever he wanted without White House PR flunkies getting in the way. A writer can dream!
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