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Monday, March 7, 2011

Keeping Up With. . . The Bidens

As we reported earlier, the Bidens are traveling to Helsinki, Finland, Monrovia and Russia this week.

Here's an account of their first day in Helsinki by White House press pool team member Jonathan Weisman:

At 6:35 pm, motorcade rolled from the Hilton to the Esplanade in the center of Helsinki, where VPOTUS, Dr. Jill Biden and Finnegan made a beeline for Marimekko, the famous Finnish design store.

Finnegan (the Biden's grandchild) and Dr. Jill were drawn to black Converse basketball shoes covered in tear-dropped shaped, interlocking white loops.

The VPOTUS wandered aimlessly like most men do in such shopping occasions, but he did express some skepticism about said shoes."These are Cons," he told your pooler with a shrug. He used to play basketball in the same canvas shoe, not with such a design.

"I'm not sure if she wants to go on the court in that but", said Vice President Biden.

 Finnegan appeared to be going for the low-tops, but no word whether she made the purchase. Shopping done, the three walked down the Esplanade.

VPOTUS shook a few hands, said "Folks, how are you?", then ducked in to a restaurant for dinner.

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