How big a deal? Ask Joe Biden

March 24th, 2010 by


www.theglobeandmail.com – Leave it to U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden to add a little, ahem, flair to the signing of a health care bill affecting millions of people.

“This is a big fucking deal,” Mr. Biden told President Barack Obama after introducing him at Tuesday’s ceremony at the White House.

Mr. Biden appeared to be offering that perspective to Mr. Obama privately, but his remark was captured on audio and video.

The episode quickly got buzz on the Internet.

Mr. Biden has a reputation of verbal slips, and he knows it.

The White House response to this one? Embrace it.

“And yes Mr. Vice President, you’re right,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said via Twitter, the social networking site.


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