Grapevine: Is Biden an average Joe?

Claims Republicans don't get middle class at pricey fundraiser


And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...


If you use social media, chances are you have at least heard about a project called "Kony 2012."

It's a documentary about Ugandan rebel l eader Joseph Kony.

It is said to be the most viral video in history getting more than 100 million views in just under a week.

The video was created by a non-profit called Invisible Children which aims to expose war crimes committed by Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army.

Late last year, President Obama authorized 100 U.S. Military personnel to that region to assist African troops in their hunt for the warlord.

U.S. Military officials say they are answering a stated need by their African partners.

Caught in the Middle

Vice President Joe Biden doesn't think the Republican candidates understand average Americans.

He said last night -- quote -- "These guys don't have a sense of the average folks out there. They don't know what it means to be middle class."

It is worth noting, Biden was speaking at a $10,000-per-couple fundraiser.

The event took place at the multi-million dollar Georgetown home of John and Teresa Heinz Kerry.

The 87 guests dined on organic steak and white truffle mashed potatoes.

Grapes of Wrath

Finally, the White House has stopped releasing the names of wines served at state dinners since there was criticism of an expensive bottle served last year in honor of the Chinese president.

The menus now state only that the wines served are American.

Prior to the Chinese state dinner the name and year for each wine was released.

Mediaite joked -- quote -- "Quite frankly, this whole affair smells of elitism. Or maybe that's just the Chardonnay."