The Vice President's salty language at Tuesday's healthcare reform bill signing amused the President, according to Biden.
At a private fundraising reception Wednesday night, Biden told the crowd that at the morning presidential briefing, Mr. Obama said: “You know what the best thing about yesterday was? Joe’s comment.”
For those in the dark: At Tuesday’s bill-signing, after Biden had introduced Obama, a live mic picked up Biden saying it was a “big [bleeping] deal.” Soon after the signing (which used an astounding 22 pens), press secretary Robert Gibbs tweeted: “And yes, Mr. Vice President, you’re right…”
At this point, they’re starting to sound like a bunch of bad boys swearing behind their mothers’ backs and getting away with it, as my editor says. Maybe they think it helps them fight their "weakling" image"? Though certainly, muscling healthcare reform through Congress, against all odds, should have taken care of that.
And maybe Biden knows it would have made for a more dignified moment in history if he had kept his potty mouth in check.
At Wednesday's reception, held at the home of Baltimore-based developer David Cordish, Biden also said all he could think after he learned the comment had been picked up was, “Thank God my mom’s not …” The rest of sentence was drowned out by laughter.
Biden’s 92-year-old mother, Jean Biden, passed away in January.