Before boarding his plane in Tallahassee, Fla., Sunday afternoon, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., spotted a group of Tiger Cub Scouts visiting the airport firehouse on a field trip.
"You guys are so nice, now what are you guys doing today?" Biden asked them.
"We looked at a fire station and…and now we’re going to go look at the plane," replied one of the boys.
"Oh man, you’re gonna look at a plane?" said Biden. "Well, I don’t know, maybe you can come over and look at our plane. You guys wanna come and see my plane?"
"Yeah!" the boys shouted in unison.
So after getting permission from their parents, the veep nominee then walked the blue-and-orange clad group over to his charter jet.
As they walked along the tarmac, one boy told Biden, "I heard of you on TV."
"No kidding?" replied the veep nominee.
"You’re Barack Obama’s running mate."
"Yeah, I’m Barack Obama’s running mate," Biden replied. "Come on, we’re gonna go over here. We’ll take you inside and show you, OK? I’m gonna get in trouble, but come on."
Biden and the boys then bounded up the steps on the large blue plane, where the senator gave the scouts a tour of the cockpit.
"Are all those people taking video cameras of you?" one boy asked Biden, noting the reporters following the lawmaker’s every move.
"Well they take video cameras of me, they follow me because they think I might be vice president some day," responded Biden.
Just a few days after Halloween, one kid noticed a vat of candy.
"Is that your snacks?" he asked Biden.
"That’s our snacks," Biden said, before whispering, "You can sneak one if you want."
After a few minutes –- and a few Tootsie Rolls -– they all descended the stairs, then giving Biden a quick Cub Scout cheer and salute.
His impromptu Cub Scout tour concluded, Biden then jetted off to Gainesville, continuing his daylong tour of the Sunshine State….