U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden embrace each other during the signing ceremony for the Affordable Health Care for America Act in the East Room of the White House March 23, 2010 in Washington, DC. The historic bill was passed by the House of Representatives Sunday after a 14-month-long political battle that left the legislation without a single Republican vote. (Getty Images)more pics »Joe Biden: not afraid to go blue. During today's historic signing ceremony for the Affordable Health Care for America Act, he congratulated Barack Obama using some colorful language that is already making its way across the Internet.
Biden and Barack share a moment. (youtube.com) "This is a big fucking deal," said Biden, in comments that were apparently not meant to be picked up by microphones. Obama smiled gamely after the comment, before delivering his prepared remarks.
Reponse to Biden's gaffe has been quick to appear on Twitter. Writes one user, bethbres13: "Dear VP Biden, you're so right -- this is a big f@&*ing deal!"
While another user, pourmecoffee, writes: "Fox wants Biden to write "I will not curse the truth into open mic" 100 times on Glenn Beck's blackboard."