Biden Pacifier - The Vice President took a baby’s pacifier and put it in his mouth while attending an event where former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was being knighted at the British ambassador’s residents in Washington, according to The Business Insider.
Biden obviously took a liking to Bloomberg’s grandson, Jasper Michael Brown Quintana. They are seen sharing a moment together. One person who witnessed the incident said it made him feel awkward.
“Joe Biden took the boy’s pacifier and made it his own. He will probably catch a cold from it.
Joe Biden Does The Unthinkable
Biden did the unthinkable as he took the boy’s pacifier and put it in his mouth. Bloomberg’s daughter, Georgina, posted it to Facebook with a comment.
“What’s a boy to do when the Vice President steals your pacifier?”
While Biden has made a career out of invading personal space, this takes it up to a new, somewhat gross level, according to the New York Daily News. But then again, nothing surprises us anymore.
In 2012, Biden made a political postcard moment when he got close to a female biker. She was watching him, and he motioned for her to sit nearly into his lap. He then whispered into her ear as the male bikers looked suspicious.
Earlier this year, during the swearing-in ceremony for Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Vice President Joe Biden was seen whispering into the new defense secretary’s wife’s ears. Critics were quick to pounce on what they saw as another example of the veep’s poor etiquette.
There’s a growing list of unusual acts, but the pacifier is probably near the top, notes The Hill. Some people ask: Why would a grown man take a boy’s pacifier in the first place? The Vice President was probably just being friendly.
Pacifier Study: Germs
Joe Biden may want to read a pacifier study done by Oklahoma State University. Scientists say pacifiers are completely filthy things, often covered with germs, mold and bacteria, which can lead to illness.