Diana Alvear (@AlvearDiana) January 21, 2013
Who could resist NBC’s Al Roker? No one, obviously, but you might think twice about shaking his hand after hearing his TMI tale of gastric distress in a White House restroom. But it looks like both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are totally into the Today show host, and his colleagues in the news business have taken notice.
Reviews for Roker’s special moment with the president and vice president were mixed: was the moment perfection itself, or merely badass?
Joe Biden shaking Al Roker's hand was badass—
Amy D'Onofrio (@amy_donofrio) January 21, 2013
Al Roker is my hero. Dude got Bro Biden to come shake hands with him at the inaugeration, then literally dropped the mic and walked away.—
Josh Constine (@JoshConstine) January 21, 2013
Al Roker went straight sexual chocolate for dropping that mic like Randy Watson..—
#GRINDHARDRADIO (@JuanHustle) January 21, 2013
This next photo is a close as we can bring you to actually being Al Roker. Savor it.
A few years from now, we'll hear that Joe Biden crapped his pants while talking to Al Roker and the loop will be closed.—
Steven Amiri (@StevenAmiri) January 21, 2013
So, what was said in the first interview of Obama’s second term?
To have been acknowledged by the President and Vice President on a day honoring the man that made that possible is that much more special—
Al Roker (@alroker) January 21, 2013
Wow. This was the television moment that will never, ever be topped. For decades, people will ask, where were you when Al Roker and Joe Biden shook hands. Wait, what’s that?
I think the Obama girls taking pictures of their parents kissing just beat out Al Roker for best TV moment of the afternoon.—
Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 21, 2013