The Internet Was Saving Its Best Dad Jokes for Tim Kaine
In the beginning, there was just “Uncle Joe” Biden. But tonight, as Virginia Senator Tim Kaine accepted the Democratic party’s vice presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention, the Internet welcomed a new member into the family—and showered him with their finest dad jokes.
What else would you expect from Twitter?
Yes, what might have otherwise been a sweet but sleepy speech from Kaine—especially compared to Vice President Biden’s fiery, folksy patriotism earlier in the night—was actually pretty fun to watch thanks to the running 140-character commentary on Kaine’s blandly paternal demeanor.
I knew I recognized him… pic.twitter.com/J5mq0Jqm4F
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) July 28, 2016
Tim Kaine surprised you by telling you that of course you’re coming with his family on their trip to Disney World, you’re family too
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) July 28, 2016
No veep debates this year just decide whose carpool you’d rather be in.
— Brian Barrett (@brbarrett) July 28, 2016
Tim Kaine goes through the drive-thru twice when he forgets to say “have a blessed one” the first time around.
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) July 28, 2016
I just want Tim Kaine to make me some scrambled eggs when I’m sad and ask me, “What’s wrong, scout?”
— Eric (@ericschroeck) July 28, 2016
Tim Kaine is disappointed he caught you smoking after 4th period, but he’s not gonna write you up, okay, buddy?
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) July 28, 2016
Still, after the Senator finished speaking, we still had one question for him: Can you drive us all to practice?