Think "West Wing" mixed with "Veep". A group of petitioners on the White House website want President Barack Obama's administration to "authorize the production of a recurring television program featuring Vice President Joe Biden."
The petition reads like it could have been written by a Biden family member - or the vice president's potential 2016 presidential campaign. "Vice President Joe Biden has a demonstrated ability to bring people together, whether at the negotiating table or at the neighborhood diner. We, therefore, urge the Obama Administration to authorize the production of a recurring C-SPAN television program featuring the daily activities and interactions of the Vice President with elected officials, foreign dignitaries and everyday American families."
That's not all. "Such a program would educate the American public about the duties and responsibilities of their Vice President, while providing a glimpse of the lighthearted side of politics even in the midst of contentious and divisive national debates."
But Biden's fans actually don't have to wait for a network or cable show. Video of Biden's ceremonial swearing-in Thursday for new senators has received rave reviews. It seems Biden was especially schmoozy around his old Senate haunt, complementating relatives of new senators, no matter the political party.
Tweeted Democratic activist Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi): "White House petition to authorize television program featuring @VP Joe Biden - no need: real deal is on @cspan".