Joe Biden update: Obama found VP's effing gaffe hilarious highlight of historic day
Quick update tonight on Joe Effing Big Deal Biden's effing gaffe at Tuesday's historic healthcare bill signing.
According to the Vice President of the United States, getting caught saying the F-bomb in the White House on a live mic on national TV was very funny. (See video below.)
According to the vice president, President Obama agreed the cursing was not only funny but was the historic day's highlight. Biden said the president was even memorializing the moment with a T-shirt bearing the funny F-phrase.
According to the vice president, during Wednesday morning's presidential briefing, the president said, "You know what the best thing about yesterday was? Joe’s comment." (Laughter.)
Biden shared the hilarious incident Wednesday night during a $2,500 per plate Democratic fundraising dinner in the home of developer David Cordish near Baltimore. Biden reaped additional laughter about the presidential laughter.
Biden said he told the leader of the free world, "If you thought it was so good, why didn't you say it?" (Laughter.)
In related news about healthcare, the man who was riding trains to work in the Senate when the president was still in sixth grade admitted to about five dozen donors that 2010 was shaping up as a pretty unhealthy year for Democrat politicians. Biden predicted "losses" in November's midterm elections, which he said he wouldn't specify due to the presence of a pool reporter..
Here's the vice president's political analysis:
Barack generated such an overwhelming turnout and enthusiasm (in 2008), that we had the biggest turnout in history. It was gigantic. And a lot of really good Democrats got washed up on shore and all of a sudden were Congressmen, in districts that Democrats have no business having Congressmen.
I'm not here to tell you we're gaining seats. But I'm telling you, we're going to go into the second half of our administration, with a solid Democratic majority in the House and the Senate, and with the wind at our backs.
So, now all those Democratic members of Congress who washed up on Capitol Hill with the Obama-Biden administration and don't really belong there can spend the next 7+ months wondering if they're the sure November losers Biden had in mind tonight. (Laughter.)
-- Andrew Malcolm
Speaking of a #4%&*\@ good deal, click this link for free to receive Twitter alerts of each new Ticket item all day every day. Or follow us @latimestot. You can also go to our new Facebook fan page here.
Photo: Pete Souza / White House