The Complete Bidenisms
Collecting the vice president's gaffes and head-slappers.
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"This is a big fucking deal!"—Congratulating President Obama on the passage of health care reform, a remark picked up by an open microphone at the signing ceremony for the bill, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2010
"[The president said], 'You know what the best thing about yesterday was? Joe's comment.' … [I said], 'If you thought it was so good, why didn't you say it?' "—Relaying the president's reaction to his "big fucking" gaffe, and his retort, to a group of supporters at a fundraiser, Baltimore, March 24, 2010
"The Taoiseach knows a lot about it, his mom lived in Long Island for 10 years or so, God rest her soul and—although, she's … wait, your mom's still, your mom's still alive—is your dad passed. … God bless her soul! I gotta' get this straight!"—Mistakenly asking for God's blessing of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen's living mother during a White House celebration of St. Patrick's Day, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010
"There's an old Irish proverb that some of you know that I heard my grandfather use, but never really apply to me before. He said, 'a silent mouth is sweet to hear.' Well, I'm going to yield to that proverb."—Introducing President Barack Obama after making his blessing gaffe, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010
"Liz [Cheney] has been on a tear lately. Now she's questioning if Tom Brady is a real Patriot … [scattered laughter]. … What the hell? It was worth a try, guys!" —Seeing a joke about Liz Cheney's "Keep America Safe" campaign fall flat during a standup comedy routine at the Radio and Television Correspondents' Dinner, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010
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