I met Joe Biden on Easter Island.

As you know, I am currently hiking on Easter Island.

Today, as I wanted to make siesta in the shadows of the stone statues, I spotted a familiar face.


First, I thought it was some random man who happened to look like Joe Biden. But when I saw the six guys who were with him, all wearing the same khaki pants and blue shirts, I knew it was the US Vice President.

I didn’t want to disturb him, but when he noticed me staring, his grin became wider, he made a thumbs-up gesture and shouted “hey, how are you doing?” So I came closer and, trying to be funny, asked “Is this a campaign stop?”

“No man,” he laughed, “I am done with campaigning.” And then, more seriously: “If half the country wants a lunatic clown, who am I to stop them?”

We chatted a bit more about the election, but then sat down in the grass, unpacked our lunch boxes, and talked about life, from lawyer to lawyer, from old man to old man, and it ain’t nobody’s business what we talked about. But he’s a nice guy. I think people will miss him and President Obama rather sooner than later.

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
This entry was posted in Chile, Easter Island, Politics, Travel, USA and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to I met Joe Biden on Easter Island.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Are you serious? You really met him? Since you said it’s ‘nobody’s business’ what you talked about, we are even more curious… ;-p

  2. Lou-ter-Lou says:

    Who was the other OLD man?? As you are rather one of the Young Ones :-P

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is Troy Heyerdahl -not Joe Biden.

Please leave your comments, questions, suggestions:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s