It’s the Great Pumpkin, Joe Biden

Sep 21, 2012 3:17pm

NEW LONDON, N.H. – When it comes to pumpkin shopping, the Biden family goes big.

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden stopped by the Spring Ledge Farm Stand in New London, N.H., Friday, and Jill Biden picked out a 36.75-pound pumpkin to take back to Washington, D.C.

“The kids are going to be mad at us because we usually run through the pumpkin patch and let them pick, but let’s get one any way,” the vice president said.

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“Do you see any plants you want?” he asked his wife, a gardener, before they walked into the store.

Joe Biden introduced himself to a woman named Monique, who wrapped her arms tightly around his waist and said, “I am so proud, and you are so fit!”

“By the way, would you tell that to my wife?” Joe Biden asked, pointing to his wife, who is known for her athleticism. “This is Jill. I’m Jill’s husband.”

“She makes me feel bad. She gets up at 6:30 in the morning and goes to a barre class, runs to it at 7 in the morning,” he said.

Jill Biden made sure to clarify what her husband meant by barre.

“It’s ballet barre, not the bar where you …” she said as she made drinking motions with her hands.

Joe Biden walked around the store, speaking to patrons, looking at vegetables and made sure to pick up a few pies for the road – one Dutch apple, the other blueberry.

“I’m going to get a pie here,” Biden said, walking over to the boxes and putting on his aviator glasses to examine the pies.

When they left the store, Biden hoisted the giant orange pumpkin, which was larger than his face, onto his right shoulder and loaded it into the car himself.

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