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Knock, Knock

Biden gets on board

Knock, Knock

Vice President-elect Joe Biden met the train on the Wilmington platform a little after 12:30 p.m. Biden walked up and opened the back door of the blue Pullman on the end of the train. He closed the door and grinned. "They're not ready yet," he said, referring to the Obamas.

"This is my second home, this station," Biden said. He has commuted for more than three decades via train to his job in the Senate. Moments later, the president-elect and Michelle Obama emerged from the train. "Happy birthday, kid," Biden told Michelle, who is 45 today, giving her a hug.

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Thomas FitzgeraldThomas Fitzgerald joined The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2000, and has covered Harrisburg as well as city, state and national politics for the newspaper. He was a “boy on the bus” in the 2004 presidential campaign and during primary contests in 2000 and 1996.

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