(WASHINGTON POST) We've been here so many times with Joe Biden, the world's most powerful close talker, that it hardly seems worth commenting on. But we couldn't help noticing this photo from Tuesday's swearing-in ceremony of Ashton Carter, the new secretary of defense.
The woman whose ear Biden appears to be whispering into is Stephanie Carter, Ashton's wife. Why Biden is doing this only he knows.
It's not the first time he's done it, though. He did a similar thing to a motorcycle-riding woman who didn't seem to mind much. (Her friends are not as impressed.)
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