Who is Joe Biden (other than the hardest-partying vice president in U.S. history, that is)? When a visit from the VP interfered with traffic near Jimmy Kimmel's studio, he sent a reporter out to Hollywood Boulevard to find out what Americans really know about this Biden character.
Consensus: Biden is probably a man. A congressman. A senator. The governor. An actor. A Republican. Maybe a terrorist? Definitely not someone who would be friends with Barack Obama.
Forgotten vice president (is there any other kind?) Thomas Marshall, who served under Woodrow Wilson, is said to have told a story about two brothers: "One ran away to sea; the other was elected vice president of the United States. And nothing was heard of either of them again."