July 22nd, 2009
05:22 PM ET

Beat 360º 7/22/09

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

US Vice President Joe Biden and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili gesture toward the ceiling at the presidential residence in Tbilisi. Biden arrived in Georgia on a mission to reassure the ex-Soviet state of continued US support as Washington seeks to retool its approach to Russia and its ex-Soviet neighbors. (Photo credit: VANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.


Staff Winner:

Gary Tuchman

An international custom: politicians holding their fingers to the wind.

Viewer Winner:

Seth, Philadelphia, PA

Joe Biden and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili share a moment while listening to Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up.”

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soundoff (350 Responses)
  1. Matt Lyda

    Who wants to dance to Thriller ? ...OOH! OOH! I DO! ME! ME!
    Then hows about a little something from my teen years, said Joe, like, " Top Hat" by Fred Astaire, or my fav, "On the Good Ship Lollipop" Ahh.. the summer of 35' was unforgettable!!

    July 22, 2009 at 8:05 pm |
  2. Steve Rechtor

    VP Biden drafts help from the Georgian President to the heavens to get a healthcare plan passed.

    July 22, 2009 at 8:04 pm |
  3. Paul - Danville,CA

    "And you see that point on the graph way up there, that's where our approval rating was in January."

    July 22, 2009 at 8:03 pm |
  4. Roy from Topeka

    My spitball went higher than yours, Mikheil!

    July 22, 2009 at 8:02 pm |
  5. eleanor coombs, ga

    It's no coincidence that Biden and Saakashvili simultaneously points up to the ceiling, both saw themselves on the security camera as they try to sneak away from the meeting.

    July 22, 2009 at 8:02 pm |
  6. pierre baillergeau

    During the event Joe Biden wanted to show Mikheil Saakashvili how you can tell the difference between tailored suites made Georgia then in America.

    Joe: "See Mikheil, when I raise my are you cant see my wrist in comparison with yours".

    Mikheil: "No no Joe! Your mistaken I requested this, as jesture to the Russians that I have nothing under my sleaves. What do you think?"

    Joe: " Well its a start!"

    Tilburg, Netherlands

    July 22, 2009 at 7:57 pm |
  7. Jack in Bali, Indonesia

    U.S. Vice President Biden and Georgian President Saakashvili explaining how maintaining bi-lateral relations with Russia is akin to a proctology examination.

    July 22, 2009 at 7:56 pm |
  8. Mamode (Hartford CT)

    Look its a Bird, Look its a Plane, No its Barack Obama and he is here to save the day.

    July 22, 2009 at 7:56 pm |
  9. Braddon Mendelson

    "When we're done finger-pointing, I'd like to be friends."

    July 22, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  10. Alamo Lady

    Mr. Vice President, Georgia needs to update its weather forecasting equipment. A wet finger in the air to judge windspeed and a glance at the sky to study the clouds just isn't sophisticated enough nowadays.

    Alamo, CA

    July 22, 2009 at 7:54 pm |
  11. Mike Green - NY

    See those are the 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling that Hilary made.

    July 22, 2009 at 7:52 pm |
  12. Paul - Castro Valley, CA

    It started out funny but when VP Biden continued to imitate and copy President Saakashvili's every move it soon became irritating !!

    July 22, 2009 at 7:51 pm |
  13. Karen Sobaski

    It's a bird!
    It's a plane!
    It's Superman!!

    July 22, 2009 at 7:48 pm |
  14. Frank, New York

    we thought you removed all the secret cameras after Bush left office

    July 22, 2009 at 7:47 pm |
  15. anne smith Lake City,Tx

    Vice President Biden says to himself, "Barack gets all the press conferences and I get stuck with all the protocols...Now let me see this means...where did I leave my cheat notes?" Joe bellows, "Jill!"

    July 22, 2009 at 7:46 pm |
  16. Sylvia, New York

    VP Joe Biden teaches Georgian President Saakashvili, the symbolism for "yes we can".

    July 22, 2009 at 7:44 pm |
  17. Terry Kappel - Woodstock, IL

    Look! It's the rising price tag on the President's health care plan!

    July 22, 2009 at 7:40 pm |
  18. Tom Bainter, Fort Worth, TX

    Yes I think the ballon went up there. I am not sure why i didn't tie it on your finger but gosh, why did you let go?

    July 22, 2009 at 7:40 pm |
  19. Angelica (Oak Brook, IL)

    Well, given our current relations, I suppose the only way to go is up.

    July 22, 2009 at 7:39 pm |
  20. caine

    really! it's president obama!!!

    July 22, 2009 at 7:38 pm |
  21. David

    It's a bird, it's a plane, no – it's Barack Obama!

    July 22, 2009 at 7:36 pm |
  22. Yair Rosenrauch

    NY NY

    ok Mr President
    so now what i usually do is take this finger- loop it around my foot and put it in my mouth

    July 22, 2009 at 7:34 pm |
  23. Harriet Barbados West Indies

    "Really? This is how Georgians do the "moon walk"!!! "Imagine that!"

    July 22, 2009 at 7:33 pm |
  24. David Canada

    They went that a way

    July 22, 2009 at 7:33 pm |
  25. Isabel • Brazil •

    Challenge's Joe Biden:
    I dare anyone to get his tongue around those words.

    July 22, 2009 at 7:32 pm |
  26. Gregg (Ridgeland, SC)

    And that is where they put people who make one gaffe too many...

    July 22, 2009 at 7:31 pm |
  27. Paul - Castro Valley, CA

    Government members practice the choreography moves for the new musical about the world economy 'The Only Way Is Up' !!

    July 22, 2009 at 7:31 pm |
  28. renee

    Look...it's a bird...no it's a plane....

    July 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm |
  29. ann

    make sure you see the target mr. vp

    July 22, 2009 at 7:28 pm |
  30. JC- Los Angeles

    "Ok, which one of you is the blithering idiot?"

    July 22, 2009 at 7:25 pm |
  31. Bob - Massillon, OH

    "Excuse me, Mr. Vice President, but I get to lead this dance."

    July 22, 2009 at 7:25 pm |
  32. Heidi Cleveland, Ohio

    This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine...come on Mikheil sing along...

    July 22, 2009 at 7:25 pm |
  33. Nikki, Mass

    Biden: Mik, do ya hear how loud that hot-air balloon is?!

    Saakashvili : Mr. Biden, the only hot-air I hear anywhere near me, is you...

    July 22, 2009 at 7:25 pm |
  34. Vanessa A Johnson

    Georgian President says to VP Biden, "Repeat after me, you want the number one spot, not number two. Put up one finger and say, one, one, one!

    July 22, 2009 at 7:24 pm |
  35. Donna A. Reuter, Bremerton, WA

    Vice President Biden, this is how you perform the Georgian military salute.

    July 22, 2009 at 7:24 pm |
  36. Darrell Williams,Fairless Hills,PA

    Reporter(actually a Russian General in full uniform)Just how do you propose to provide help to Georgia,being so far away at a moment's notice?

    Biden and Georgian President: Wow,look at that eclipse

    Reporter:but you can't see it from here

    Georgian President: whenever you're this small and surrounded by your enemies,you're right

    July 22, 2009 at 7:23 pm |
  37. Vanessa A Johnson

    Hey Michael, look at us. Are we doing it right? (referring to the last dance Michael Jackson performed during rehersals)

    July 22, 2009 at 7:21 pm |
  38. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA


    Oh no! There is spider on the ceiling over place! we can rid of spider!

    July 22, 2009 at 7:19 pm |
  39. Darrell Williams,Fairless Hills,PA

    Georgian President: As you can see,after looking at it on the big screen,it wasn't much of a war with the ex-Soviet Union,they were trying to back a tank up and stepped on us......

    July 22, 2009 at 7:17 pm |
  40. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Oh no! There is spider on the celing over place! we can rid of spider!

    July 22, 2009 at 7:16 pm |
  41. Catherine M.

    Biden explaining his plan to retool international relations with Georgia: "You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around– that's what it's all about!"

    July 22, 2009 at 7:15 pm |
  42. Cathy Whaley

    You know, Joe, if you would choose your words more wisely, your approval ratings would go up.

    Johnson City, TN

    July 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm |
  43. craig Martin

    " Who spends more on foreign oil? "

    July 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm |
  44. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Look up there, there is plane, cloud, no, its superman (Anderson)!

    July 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm |
  45. elanor coombs, ga.

    You see right there , ya, under the chandalier is my sleeping quarters.Made for a quiet romp,Ya?

    July 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm |
  46. Danny GA

    There's a guy hanging from the ceiling! I shure hope its not Vladimir Arutyunian!

    July 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm |
  47. Catherine M.

    Biden sings: You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around– that's what it's all about! Get it?

    (Saakashvili thinks to himself: No wonder nothing gets done in America...)

    July 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm |
  48. Darrell Williams,Fairless Hills,PA

    These two guys are very brave or very stupid,I know which Biden is but the Georgian president is gaining

    July 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm |
  49. Ann Howard

    Look, Mike, up in the sky! It's a bird, its a plane it's Obama-man!

    July 22, 2009 at 7:12 pm |
  50. Kevin from MEMPHIS

    Dear god can you protect me and my family from swine flu?

    July 22, 2009 at 7:11 pm |
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