With a childlike enthusiasm and glee that can light up a room, Vice President Joe Biden is beloved by people all over the nation.
After calling for a press conference late Monday evening, a nervous Biden stepped up to the podium. After a furtive glance over his shoulder, the visibly perspiring Biden swallowed. Then, in a meek voice that could barely be heard, he asked, “Would you all be willing to come see me play Wednesday?”
The vice president quickly scampered away and ducked behind the podium.
Biden’s wife, Jill, then took the stage.
“What Joe was trying to say, everyone, is that he would really like if you would come see him play in a piano recital on Wednesday night,” she said. “He and his class are really very proud of how much they’ve accomplished in such a short time, and it would mean the world if you could come see him.”
Biden has been going to piano lessons since the end of January, when his wife told him he had to stop playing so many video games. After trying out karate and softball, the vice president decided on piano.
Biden’s piano instructor, Florence Petelinsek, spoke very highly of him.
“He’s a good boy,” the elderly Petelinsek said. “A little boisterous sometimes, but good-natured. He was upset that we couldn’t play ‘cool rock songs’ at first, but after some encouragement he’s really picked up the new tunes.”
The recital will reportedly feature a medley of popular nursery rhymes and maybe a “surprise or two,” according to Petelinsek.
The nation has pledged to come see Biden, provided they can get someone to cover their shift that night.