Obama Co-Stars in Biden's First Selfie

The vice president posted the image on his brand-new Instagram account and it's been a big hit.

Posted: 04/17/2014 11:22 AM EDT

Posing in selfies is getting to be a thing for President Obama. First there was the one of taken with two foreign leaders at former South African President Nelson Mandela's memorial service that some considered to be in questionable taste. Then there was the one with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz that started a different sort of controversy.

His latest, however, is actually pretty sweet.

While in Pennsylvania to announce $600 million in grants to fund job training and apprenticeship programs, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took a selfie in the back of the presidential limo, nicknamed "The Beast."

"Found a friend to join my first selfie on Instagram. Thanks for following and stay tuned," wrote Biden, who just joined the photo sharing service yesterday. He has four posts and 65,000-plus followers.

The White House tweeted the photo with the caption "Pals."

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie today welcomed the vice president to Instagram with a "Throwback Thursday" photo featuring them both.

"#tbts always trump #selfies. Welcome to Instagram @VP! #tbt @udbluehens," the caption read.

Here's a question, though: Will conservatives consider that the social media equivalent of the traitorous, in their minds, hug Christie gave Obama for being so responsive after Hurricane Sandy struck down on his state?

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(Photo: White House via Instagram)

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