The Onion Publishing Joe Biden's 'Autobiography'
Diamond Joe is going deep.
The Onion, the satirical newspaper that has skewered American politics for over two decades, will release The President of Vice, a fake autobiography -- fauxtobiography? -- "written" by Vice President Joe Biden. The veep has become one of The Onion's favorite targets over the past four years, with the publication stretching his friendly personality into a blue-collar Trans Am-driving, Southern rock-loving whirlwind of a party animal who focuses more on hitting on women than passing legislation.
The book will be published digitally as a Kindle single, just in time for the real Biden to take his second oath of office as vice president.
Speaking to the New York Times, Onion sports editor Alex Blechman promised to shine a light on the long and rocking road that Biden took to totally getting to kick back at the White House when Barry lets him.
"With articles, it’s usually smaller moments in time – his latest adventure or mistake,” Blechman said. "If you go back and look at his story, you can see whole chapters of his life: his time in college; his time road-tripping to Mexico; all the hot ladies he’s hooked up with over the years."
Highlights of their Biden coverage include "Biden Receives Lifetime Ban from Dave & Busters," "Shirtless Biden Washes Trans Am in White House Driveway" and "Biden Says Life Better Than It Was Four Years Ago But Nothing Can Touch Summer of '87."
The Onion also live-tweeted in its Biden persona during the vice presidential debate, pumping out gems such as "Think anyone will notice if I leak the lizard under this table? Shouldn’t have had so many Genny Lights #debates."