Joe Biden Lightens Senate Mood/Makes Everyone Extremely Uncomfortable

Just when you thought Congress was getting too dour and fatalistic, Joe Biden waltzes in and tells an incoming Senator, “spread your legs, you’re gonna be frisked.” Yesterday, at a swearing-in session in the stately Old Senate Chamber, the Veep managed to make the newbies both at ease and extremely uncomfortable, in a way only Biden can. Highlights include Eskimo kisses with a 90 year-old and telling a kid he “married up.” [TPM]