Joe Biden Weighs In On Honey Boo Boo, ‘Quite a Phenomenon’

Nov 3, 2012 7:23am
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In a rare glimpse at his pop culture habits, Vice President Joe Biden revealed what television shows he keeps up with and admitted he’s watched clips of TLC’s “Here Come Honey Boo Boo” while flying on Air Force Two.

“Beyond Modern Family and Parks and Recreation, that’s about it, those are ones that I spend most of my time,” Biden said in an interview with Roxy Romeo on WMIA radio, a Miami radio station. “I haven’t spent most of my time with pop culture that like my granddaughter talks about. Like Honey Boo Boo is not top on my list , but I am aware just you know by catching snippets on Air Force Two, quite a phenomenon. But, but I do try.”

Honey Boo Boo, who is formally known as Alana Thompson, is the 7-year-old beauty queen who appeared on TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras” before landing her own reality TV show.  Appearing on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last month, Honey Boo Boo said she supports President Obama.

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“So now I have to ask you, who are you going to support for president? Mitt Romney or Barack Obama?” Kimmel asked.

“Barack Obama,” Honey Boo Boo answered.

In the final week of the campaign, the vice president has conducted three radio interviews and is scheduled to be on MSNBC’s Hardball on Saturday, an increase in media appearances from his previous weeks on the trail.  As the northeast deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Biden expressed the determination of the president to help the area recover as well as highlighted the headway the government has made compared to the response in years past to other natural disasters.

“As the President said, we are not leaving. The federal government is going to continue to do their part. The one thing I am proud of is this President, he has cut through all the red tape,” Biden said.  ”We have done things in this recovery that haven’t ever been done before like working directly with the power companies and the governors. Changing any impediment that would slow up any help getting there.”

On the pop culture front, Biden also disclosed that he has downloaded songs by Adele on his iPod, but he did not that her song would be featured as the theme song for the new James Bond movie.  The vice president also informed the radio host that after months of campaigning, he’s planning on taking some time for a little R&R.

“Well, I am going to take a vacation about three days after this election is over. The President called me, Joe, don’t plan on doing so much. We are planning on going overseas,” Biden said.

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