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White House launches ‘Being Biden’ audio series


Vice President Biden in Leipsic, Del. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

What's it like being Joe Biden? Now you can know.

The White House has started an audio series, "Being Biden," in which the vice president shares behind-the-scenes official photos and narrates the story behind each shot. 

"It's a fascinating world and I'd like to share some of my experiences with you," he says in an introduction to the project.

The first feature shows Biden at the Whitehall Neck Sportsman Club's Wild Game Dinner at the Volunteer Fire Hall in Leipsic, Del. In his narration, which clocks in at just under three minutes, Biden explains that he's been attending the dinner for over 30 years.

"It’s called a wild game dinner and they go out and they hunt for wild game that they then cook up and serve at the Leipsic fire hall," he says. "All the money goes to charity and then there’s an auction and they auction off guns and bows and all that money ... goes to help people in need.”

Biden emphasizes the group's commitment to a Second Amendment to own a gun "for self-protection and legitimate uses like hunting" -- a nice tie-in as the Senate weighs an assault weapons ban. "They’re my friends, but the point is they are absolutely, totally responsible," he says.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

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