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Leslie Knope Meets VP Joe Biden on 'Parks and Recreation': VIDEO

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Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope sees herself in the Secretary of State's office and made it clear in no uncertain terms on last night's Parks and Recreation as she visited her hero Joe Biden, who she has said on previous episodes is on her "celebrity sex list" (transcript via politico):

"Oh, Mr. Vice President, I am deeply flattered, but there's no way that I could take over Madam Secretary Clinton's position," Poehler's not-so-humble character says.

"I'm confident you could do that job or any other," Biden responds.

"OK, I will," she says.

Biden thanks her for her public service

"I just want to say thank you," Poehler's character says, patting Biden's face as the camera pans to show some of the vice president's real-life advisers.

"You're very welcome, you're very welcome. Hey, you're very welcome," he responds and she grips onto his arms.

"You're very handsome, by the way," she adds.

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Joe Biden To Appear On Next Week's 'Parks And Recreation'

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A few months ago, far before his job was secure, Vice President Joe Biden filmed a hush-hush cameo for NBC's politically-minded sitcom Parks and Recreation. That cameo will air next week, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Politicos like Sen. John McCain and retired Sen. Olympia Snowe have appeared on the show, but executive producer Michael Schur says Biden's the biggest get yet:

[Leslie Knope] has a lot of social figures that she considers heroes, but the funniest hero is Joe Biden. There’s an episode last season where she says, 'Joe Biden is on my celebrity sex list — well, he is my celebrity sex list'… It was amazing to have her meet Olympia Snowe and Barbara Boxer because that meant something to her politically. But this transcends that.

She’s meeting the man that she’s in love with on some deep level. It was a bigger deal to us in some ways that she meet Joe Biden than it was that she meet Barack Obama.

The scene also apparently would have also worked had Biden and President Obama lost on Tuesday. "We treated it in the writing and the execution like our main character was meeting her hero," said Schur.

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Biden: LGBT Discrimination the 'Civil Rights Issue of Our Time'

Vice President Joe Biden spoke to the mother of a transgender woman shortly after leaving a campaign office in Sarasota Florida, according to a VP press pool report obtained by Towleroad:

BidenHe singled one woman out who he thought had beautiful eyes. She said something to her at first inaudible to pool, to which VP responded was the "civil rights issue of our time"

Pool later asked the woman, Linda Carragher Bourne of Sarasota about the exchange. She said her daughter was Miss Trans New England and asked if he would help them.

"A lot of my friends are being killed, and they don't have the civil rights yet. These guys are gonna make it happen," she told the pool.

Chris Johnson at the Blade adds:

According to LinkedIn, a Linda Carragher Bourne works as a freelancer writer in Sarasota and is an editor a Self Magazine, an magazine for women’s health and fitness. The most recent winner of Miss Trans New England, according to the pageant’s website, is Nicole Hamidi.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Biden’s reference to the “civil rights issue of our time” was meant to indicate LGBT discrimination in general or, more specifically, transgender discrimination.


Joe Biden and Paul Ryan React to Last Night's Debate: VIDEO

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Matt Lauer spoke with Vice President Joe Biden this morning about last night's debate:

Said Biden of Romney: He's a good man, he's a decent man. But he demonstrated an overwhelming lack of understanding in international community. He demonstrated a lack of understanding in the military. I felt a little badly because it's clear he is not ready to be the commander in chief of the United States military."

Ryan got testy and defensive with Savannah Guthrie in a separate interview:

“We have a trillion dollars in defense cuts coming down the pipe that will hollow out our military and we don’t agree with that,” Ryan said.

“Sir, you voted for those cuts,” host Savannah Guthrie interjected.

“No, I did not,” Ryan said. “No, no, I did not support — you have to understand we have a third round of defense cuts coming. We obviously didn’t support the president’s budget. Let’s never forget it was the president who insisted that these defense cuts be part of the sequester bill. I wrote the legislation preventing them from happening.”

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jon Stewart Mocks FOX News Attempts to Delegitimize Biden at Last Week's VP Debate: VIDEO

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Jon Stewart might be the last one to weigh in on last week's Vice Presidential debate, but thankfully for us that has given him time to round up all of FOX News' lame-ass attempts to spin it in Ryan's favor over the past week, including accusations that Biden's giggles and smirks were spawned by Bourbon and dementia.

"That rare form of dementia where you remember too much."

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The Obama Campaign Calls Out Ryan's 'Troubling Pause' on Abortion; The RNC Mocks Biden's Laugh: VIDEOS

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Two new videos are out in response to last night's Vice Presidential debate, one from the Obama campaign and another from the RNC. The Obama video calls out the Romney-Ryan strategy of doubling down on repeatedly debunked attacks, making its centerpiece the "troubling pause" when Ryan was asked by Martha Raddatz if those who believe abortion should remain legal should be worried.

The RNC video focuses on Biden's constant laughter.

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