Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Joe Biden | Big F-ing deal bomb

Vice President Joe Biden at the World Economic Forum

Joe Biden is well-known for his verbal missteps. Image from Flickr.

Nobody has ever accused Vice President Joe Biden of being the most tightly laced politician. During the press conference where Obama announced the signing of the new health care bill, though, Vice President Joe Biden added his own unique take on the moment by saying "this is a big f-ing deal" to President Obama. I'm sure Joe Biden is wishing now that he'd been able to use instant cash loans to make sure the microphones were off.

Biden drops the F Bomb

After announcing President Obama to the press corps outside the White House, Vice President Biden turned away from the microphone to welcome the President. During a quick hug, Biden said into the President's ear "This is a big F-ing deal!" Biden's F-bomb was captured on every microphone, video camera and camera in the area. Biden almost certainly meant this to be a private moment, but it ended up being quite public. The White House has reacted to Biden's F-bomb with amusement more than anything, with the official U.S. Press Secretary's Twitter account saying "And yes, Mr. Vice President, You're right..."

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