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Biden Gets Too Close For Comfort ... Again

An interaction between Vice President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's wife has made for another classic Biden moment.

By Elizabeth Hagedorn | February 17, 2015

So we're not quite sure what's going on here at Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's swearing-in ceremony. There's Carter's wife, Stephanie, and there's the vice president seemingly whispering a sweet nothing in her ear.

Call it Biden being Biden. Call it creepy. Call it charming. Here's a look at some of his more awkward encounters.

It is perhaps this exchange between Biden and the 13-year-old daughter of Sen. Chris Coons that takes the cake as most cringeworthy. (Video via C-SPAN

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"Does she think the vice president is creepy?," Fox News anchor Chris Wallace asked.

"No, Chris, she doesn’t think the vice president is creepy," Sen. Coons said.

But back to Tuesday's touchy-feely moment. We've got to wonder if Ashton Carter's first order of business as Defense Secretary might be defending his wife from Uncle Joe. (Video via C-SPAN

This video includes an image from Getty Images and music from Kevin MacLeod / CC BY 3.0.

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