Promising Practices Promising PracticesPromising Practices
A forum for government's best ideas and most innovative leaders.

Joe Biden Has a New Official Portrait: Deal With It

ARCHIVES

After releasing updated portraits for President Obama and the First Lady for the second term, the White House today finally got around to sprucing up Vice President Joe Biden's official image. This time around, the man so affectionately referred to as "Diamond Joe" — he is a man for all memes, especially on The Onion's better days — is crossing his arms, smiling like only Joe can smile, and, well, you can't do anything about it: 

There are some noticeable differences between vice-presidential photographer David Lienemann's new portrait and the original, from 2009 (picture below). Instead of putting Biden's pale, Catholic complexion behind a seamless backdrop, the White House photo team has switched it up to give the portrait — and Mr. Biden — some pop. His hair was always white, so he could never go grayer like the President did between portraits. And Biden traded in the old boring black suit for a navy pinstripe option that goes with the new blue background. If anything, he looks more youthful than he did in the first term: 

Joe Biden is getting younger, folks. Republicans are going to have to, well... take it away, Joe: 

Read more at The Atlantic Wire.

FROM OUR SPONSORS
JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Close [ x ] More from GovExec
 
 

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from GovExec.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Sponsored by eSignLive by VASCO

    Mobile E-Signatures for Government

    Learn 5 key trends that accelerate government demand for mobile signing.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Management Concepts

    SPONSORED: Successful Change Management Practices in the Public Sector

    How governmental agencies implement organizational change management.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Kronos

    Solving the Workforce Compliance Challenge

    Download this eBook to learn how data and automation can help state and local agencies.

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.