Vice President Joe Biden has added another item to the long list of questionable decisions he has made while serving in public office.
At Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio Sunday, the Associated Press snapped a photo of the man with a female biker either on his lap or very near it. Biden's hand is resting on the woman's shoulder, and his head appears to be touching her bandana as he leans in close to say something, grinning wildly.
The woman's companions don't seem nearly as excited about the encounter, looking on with expressionless faces.
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A White House pool report says the bikers may be part of a group called the "Shaddowmen," but does not reveal what prompted the unusual campaign stop, the Hill relates.
The report does indicate, however, that Biden asked one of the men if he could borrow a motorcycle.
"Can I borrow one of your bikes? They don't let me ride anymore," Biden reportedly asked.
"Probably not," Jeff Cook responded.
"Probably not," Biden apparently repeated.
But the vice president didn't limit his close encounters to the Ohio diner, it seems:
Social media sites have been unable to resist weighing in on the unprofessional behavior, and Twitchy captured a number of relevant tweets.
"Joe Biden is a creepy man," @seanhackbarthcommented, while another said Joe Biden must be "getting around" if a picture of him kissing a different supporter at an Ohio rally the night before is any indication.
David Limbaugh concluded on Twitter: "This guy really has no judgement."
This post has been updated.