Joe Biden on reality TV? A White House petition gains traction

Vice President Joe Biden speakis with members of the media in Greenville, Del., on Nov. 6, 2012. AP

Vice President Joe Biden speaking with members of the media in Greenville, Del., on Nov. 6, 2012.
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A Joe Biden reality show? That's one of the petitions currently on the official White House website  that is  getting a lot of Internet buzz.

Started this month, the petition asks the Obama administration to "authorize the production of a recurring television program featuring Vice President Joe Biden." From "malarkey" to "Don't tell Bob Byrd's ghost," and  "You're gonna be frisked," Biden's commentary often makes headlines for its candid nature.

Created Jan. 4, 2013, the petition has more than 1,600 signatures -- and counting. It needs a total of 25,000 signatures by Feb. 3 for the White House  to give it  an official reply.

The petition reads: "Vice President Joe Biden has a demonstrated ability to bring people together, whether at the negotiating table or at the neighborhood diner. We, therefore, urge the Obama Administration to authorize the production of a recurring C-SPAN television program featuring the daily activities and interactions of the Vice President with elected officials, foreign dignitaries and everyday American families. Such a program would educate the American public about the duties and responsibilities of their Vice President, while providing a glimpse of the lighthearted side of politics even in the midst of contentious and divisive national debates."

Don't expect to see "Uncle Joe" go up against "Buckwild" anytime soon. The petition is one of the many unusual - and sometimes silly - requests the White House receives on any given day. A petition currently on the site urges the Obama administration to build a "Death Star" similar to the one in the "Star Wars" movies. Another one titled, "Keep Piers Morgan in the USA," notes "No one in the UK wants him back."

Tell us: Would you watch a reality Joe Biden TV series?

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