Here's a shocker: Vice President Joe Biden was caught by reporters today using language the Associated Press describes as "salty." It was just the latest incident in which the VP has let his affinity for four-letter words shine in the public spotlight.
As you'll recall, Biden - apparently unaware his words would be captured by live TV - famously told President Obama after the signing of the health care reform bill that, "This is a big fucking deal."
Today's transgression came during a visit to the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department, where Biden dropped in after attending a 9/11 memorial in Pennsylvania.
As the AP reports:
Biden promised to have an aide call the deputy fire chief to set up a visit to the White House for the department, using strong language to indicate he wasn't kidding.
After noticing that reporters were listening, Biden cleaned up his language by replacing the foul word with "malarkey."
Said Biden: "This is no malarkey. You come to the White House. I'll buy you a beer."
While it's slightly humorous, today's Biden gaffe provides only further proof that the timely use of expletives really isn't a big fucking deal anymore.