By Adele Hampton - 02/23/12 05:38 PM EST
"On February 23, 2012, Vice President Joseph Biden came to 'Road' Island to raise campaign cash for his friend and fellow Washington insider Senator Sheldon Whitehouse," the ad said in a Star Wars-esque introduction. "With ticket prices of $5,000 or even $1,000 dollars, its hard for most Rhode Islanders to afford to be there in person — what with the unemployment rate in Rhode Island having more than doubled since Senator Whitehouse went to Washington."
The video, uploaded to YouTube late Wednesday night, targets Biden's appearance at a Whitehouse fundraiser the next day and gives constituents a spoof of what they can expect to see during Thursday's event.
"As a public service, the Hinckley campaign has put together this short video of Whitehouse and Biden's 'greatest hits.' Now, all Rhode Islanders can see their elected officials in action, with or without paying the price of admission."
Hinckley highlighted some of Biden's well-known gaffs, like the vice president's statement on 7-Eleven and Dunkin' Donuts: "You cannot got to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent."