Cameos 'Diamond' Joe Biden is the latest to post a selfie

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Diamond Joe Biden, Scranton's finest, strikes again. While our politicians struggle awkwardly with pop culture (think David Cameron hanging with One Direction or Gordon Brown "enjoying" the Arctic Monkeys), the US Vice-President shows us how it's done.

Not content with a brief cameo in hot US sitcom Parks and Recreation, Biden also recently had a tête-à-tête with his fictional counterpart.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays the powerless presidential No 2 in Armando Iannucci's HBO satire Veep, offered details of the meeting last week during an appearance on Conan O'Brien's chat show.

Dreyfus excitedly revealed a photo taken of the pair while riding in Biden's motorcade. But this was no official portrait, instead Biden engineered that most modern of pictures, "the selfie".

Once again, Biden shows how to be down with the spirit of the times and to pull off the common touch.