The Bidens of Delaware Descend on Denver

Joe Biden with granddaughter Natalie, who is among a flock of Bidens in Denver.
Joe Biden with granddaughter Natalie, who is among a flock of Bidens in Denver. (By Pat Crowe Ii -- Associated Press)
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Meet the Bidens! Grandpa Joe brought the entire clan to Denver yesterday, introducing its brand of Delaware bonhomie to the proceedings.

The Dems' No. 2, accompanied by wife, brother and three grown kids, bought pulled pork sandwiches and lemonade at a street vendor called Boney's Smokehouse, reports The Post's Perry Bacon. It was the first sighting of the tight-knit group, which has Sunday dinner together almost every week in Wilmington. By Thursday, nearly two dozen Bidens will be roaming the streets of Denver, including:

· Jill, his wife of 31 years, a community college English prof who was teaching as of last week (but don't think you'll be able to get her this semester).

· His mother, Jean, 91, who lives with the couple; known as "Mom-mom."

· Son Beau, 39, Delaware's attorney general, who's about to be deployed to Iraq; his wife, Hallie; kids Natalie, 4, and Robert Hunter, 2.

· Son Hunter, 38, a D.C. lawyer, and wife, Kathleen; their daughters, Naomi,14, Finnegan, 9, and Maisy, 8. (Perfect playdate age for the Obama girls!)

· Daughter Ashley, 27, a social worker for the state of Delaware.

· Siblings Jim, Frank and Valerie, who has run Biden's campaigns since 1972. Plus, a whole parade of in-laws, siblings, spouses, etc.


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