(WEEKLY STANDARD) A little retail politics from Vice President Joe Biden on this September 11 anniversary in Pennsylvania, via the pool report:

Vpotus made an unannounced stop at the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department to say hi to the firefighters and arrived just in time for the barbeque and a little earthy talk.

Jumping out of his limousine, Vpotus immediately encountered Deputy Chief Brad Shober, 44, of Shanksville, whom he had met the year before when hosting the department at the Vice President’s Residence in Washington and then again a few days later in Shanksville on last year’s 9/11 anniversary.

Vpotus was talking about having Shober and the other firefighters back to Washington and pointed to an aide. “He’s going to call you, no bullshit,” Vpotus said. Then noticing the pool, said, “I didn’t know you guys were here.” Turning back to Shober, he cleaned up the language. “This is no malarkey. You come to the White House. I’ll buy you a beer.”

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