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No, a lady biker did not sit in Joe Biden’s lap Sunday

Joe Biden chats up customers at Cruisers Diner on Sunday. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Biden with the still-unidentified customer who is not, we repeat, not sitting in his lap, we don’t think. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Bikers for Biden? Here’s the story behind the campaign photo that went viral Monday:

The vice president made a stop Sunday at ‘50s-style Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio, where he plunked down in a booth between two male bikers, then called over their female companion saying, “I know who runs the show.” Biden pulled a chair in front of him (no, she’s not sitting on his lap), then leaned over to whisper in her ear. No word on the identity or political preference of the trio — reporters with the veep referred to them as the “Shadowmen” in a pool report; an employee at the diner Monday said they’re not regulars and didn’t know their names.

See also: Photographer Carolyn Kaster on how she got that shot

Enter The Fix’s caption contest for this photo

Also in Reliable Source: Redskins clubbing; Reynolds/Lively nuptials; Geithner’s triathlon; Points of Light



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