The vice president did more than attend the opening of Washington’s first Costco store — he became the show, meeting, greeting, posing . . . and buying.
Vice President Biden pumps the hand of Costco chief executive Craig Jelinek, right, as co-founder Jim Sinegal watches, upon Biden’s arrival, on Nov. 29, 2012. The stop also promoted President Obama's plan to renew Bush-era tax cuts for middle-class families and businesses.Susan Walsh/AP