Biden's F-Bomb On Live Mic Was a Joke
Another day, another verbal whoops from Vice President Biden.
On Friday, Biden was overheard on a live microphone dropping the F-bomb to a former Senate colleague who addressed him as "Mr. Vice President."
"Give me a (bleeping) break," the vice president replied offhandedly, according to the Huffington Post, which published an audio clip of the veep's words.
Biden was at Washington's Union Station announcing $1.3 billion in stimulus funds to expand his beloved Amtrak. (Biden, as you may have heard, rode the passenger train back and forth from Washington to Wilmington, Del., every day as a senator.)
And he had no idea the microphone was still live as he spoke to the unidentified former colleague, the vice president's spokesman, Jay Carney, tells The Sleuth.
"The vice president thought it was a private conversation and he was greeting an old friend in a jovial way," says Carney.
A man who prides himself on being a "regular Joe" -- which is why he was tapped to head President Obama's middle-class task force -- Biden in the past has been overheard telling his colleagues who address him as "Mr. Vice President" to cut it out and "call me Joe."
But on Friday, he replaced his usual "cut it out" or "knock it off" with something a little more colorful.
Mary Ann Akers
March 16, 2009; 1:30 PM ET
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