Expect Ray-Ban sales to spike Wednesday afternoon. In his very first Instagram post Vice President Biden featured the brand’s iconic aviator sunglasses made popular by Maverick in “Top Gun” and by Biden himself. So is the Veep one of those guys? The ones who sport sunglasses inside? Perhaps. This first post promises “the occasional aviators pic” in the future.

Besides snapshots of his desk with piles of very important-looking paper, “the VP’s Instagram followers will have access to behind-the-scenes photos from the road and around the White House,” according to the White House’s official blog.

Just hours after joining the popular selfie-sharing site Uncle Joe has amassed more than 8,000 followers and counting. He’s still plenty shy of the official White House account’s 300,000 followers, but it’s only been a few hours — give it time.

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