Biden refers to himself as a ‘homeboy’ to Hurricane Sandy victims

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday proclaimed that he’s a “homeboy” that victims of Hurricane Sandy can continue to count on for assistance as they recover from the storm.

“So as the president said when he was up here with the governor, we’re not going anywhere,” Biden said Sunday in New Jersey after visiting the area, according to a pool report. “We’re not — not — going anywhere. And you’ve got a homeboy in the deal who gets it.”

Biden, the former U.S. senator from Delaware, was apparently emphasizing his ties to the area when he made the remarks.

“If you’re not an easterner, it’s hard to understand that the ocean to us is the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park and everything else combined,” Biden said. “It is a gigantic part of not only our economy, but who we are. It’s a gigantic part of the culture as well.”

Local officials in New Jersey showed Biden photos of the devastated New Jersey Transit tracks and other damage from the storm.

“Holy mackerel,” Biden said when shown one picture.

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