From a White House pool report filed Thursday by the Detroit Times’s David Shepardson, who is covering Vice President Joe Biden‘s tour of the North American International Auto Show:
Biden sat in several new cars, including the Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200. He joking told the press corps to get out of the way because “I am driving it off.”
Biden stopped to look at an engine on display, before he made his way to the Ford Motor stand, where he met Ford executive chairman Bill Ford Jr. and Rep. John Dingell. “Thank you for saving our ass,” Biden told Ford, apparently referring to the 2008-2009 auto crisis, when the Dearborn automaker didn’t seek a government bailout.