Joe Biden Goes to Costco: A Story in Gifs

Mayor Vincent Gray was outshined at Thursday's opening of the new Costco in Northeast D.C. (The 154,000 square foot store is the city's first, bringing with it 275 jobs -- and tax revenue -- to the city.)

Vice President Joe Biden stopped by the store in the morning. No one ended up on his lap, but he seemed to charm the people in attendance all the same. Check out the story for details, but we felt an animated gif recap was also in order.

The Biden has landed:

The vice president informed the associate assigned to him that he wanted to buy children's books (but we only saw him put cookies in his shopping cart).

The cookies in question:

More samples:

Cleanup on aisle 4?

Biden out.

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