Bidens Prepare For New Home, New Lifestyle

12/24/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • JULIE BOSMAN nytimes.com

Mr. Biden will be the first vice president to move into the residence without previously living in Washington, said Donald Ritchie, a Senate historian.

For the Bidens, the move will bring a drastic change in habit. Mr. Biden, 66, will abandon his long-cherished routine that cemented his reputation as "Amtrak Joe," an average guy who rushes to make the train home to spend time with his kids. Dr. Biden, 57, will almost certainly surrender her job at Delaware Technical and Community College.

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