Joe Biden Keeps One Specific Comic Strip On His Desk. Here’s What It Is

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden got everyone’s attention Tuesday when he announced California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate.

But it wasn’t just the naming of the California senator that has generated headlines, but what was in the background of the photo posted from Biden’s camp of the reported moment Harris was notified, per the Business Insider. (RELATED: John Legend Calls On Sarah Sanders To Resign If She Doesn’t Want To Be Harassed)


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Sitting on the former Vice President‘s desk, behind his laptop, was a framed comic strip that reportedly holds special meaning for him. In the shot, we see the two-frame piece from the 1970s-era “Hägar the Horrible” comic drawn by artist Dik Browne, per Comics Kingdom.

The black-and-white strip features the head Viking raising his hands to the sky after apparently being stranded at sea following some kind of major storm. (RELATED: Singer John Legend Defends Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest)

He asked simply “Why Me?!” In the second frame, a cartoon bubble comes out of the clouds and reads, “Why Not?”

Biden has explained that he kept the cartoon on his desk for years and that it helped him through times of need, according to PBS.

The image helps Biden remember that “a lot of people are going through a lot worse than you’re going through, and the way they get through it is … they have people reach out, touch them, give them solace.”