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January 29, 2014 11:00 AM

My fellow Americans, the state of the union is … totally GIFable.

While Barack Obama presented a modest policy agenda in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night, the President’s thunder was stolen by the personality sitting just above his right shoulder: Vice President Joe Biden, whose cartoonish facial expressions distracted and delighted the viewing populace.

Here’s one example of Biden bringing his alter-ego “Diamond Joe” to life:

Elsewhere in the night, Biden encouraged Speaker of the House John Boehner to take a bow after Obama praised his rise from bartender’s son to leader of the Congressional Republicans. (Boehner eventually settled on a brief thumbs-up.)

The Veep’s spirit clearly rubbed off on Obama, who shared a Bidenesque grin as he took the SOTU stage:

Michelle Obama, meanwhile, displayed a more restrained smile while seated next to Army Ranger Cory Remsburg:

All in all, though, not everyone enjoyed the experience:

All GIFs via tumblr and Daily Intel.

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