Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2010

Off-Color Approval

March 23, 2010

"This is a big f______ deal."

It's not even surprising anymore when the Vice President says something impolitic, is it? A week ago, during a White House St. Patrick's Day celebration, he briefly mourned the death of the Irish Prime Minister's mother, even though she was very much alive. And on Tuesday, immediately following his introduction of President Obama during the health care bill's signing ceremony, he turned to the Commander in Chief and uttered the following barely-off microphone comment: "This is a big f______ deal." With his use of the F word, Biden offered the ultimate blue-collar acknowledgment of a job well done. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs quickly came to the Vice President's defense with a simple note on his official Twitter feed: "And yes, Mr. Vice President, you're right..."