In addition to consequence-free groping, one of the other benefits of being Vice President is all the taxpayer-funded travel.

Not only do you get to fly around in your own Boeing C-32, you also get put up in the swankiest of digs – like the five-star Hyatt Regency London or the Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand. According to documents unearthed by The Weekly Standard, Biden and his entourage enjoyed these luxury accommodations during a recent trip overseas.

Total cost to taxpayers? Nearly $460,000 for one night in London and a whopping $585,000 for one night in Paris.

Yeah … that’s some pricey lodging for a hero of the working man – one recently hailed by S.C. Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian as “protecting middle class families.”

C’est dommage, people. C’est dommage …

Anyway, no word yet on the costs taxpayers should expect to incur when Biden visits Columbia, S.C. later this spring for a political fundraiser, although we have no doubt he will be “protecting middle class families” in the finest accommodations South Carolina’s capital city has to offer.