Opinion: Biden explains his healthcare-victory expletive -- he didn’t know the microphone was so sensitive
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Of course it happened on ABC’s ‘The View,’ that on-air celebrity talk show that manages to combine the political with the fashionable and remain civil. Most of the time.
Thursday was no exception as Vice President Joe Biden sat on the couch. He took questions from Barbara Walters on foreign policy (he predicted the U.N. will slap sanctions on Iran within the next month), deflected complaints from Whoopi Goldberg about taxes (who knew?), even survived a compliment from Elisabeth Hasselbeck that though they were on opposite sides of the political fence, she thought he was ‘a cool guy.’
So here’s the story. During the historic White House signing ceremony that ushered the healthcare reform bill into law, Biden introduced President Obama and whispered in his ear that the achievement was ‘a -- big deal.’ Afterward, the two got into a presidential limousine and, Biden reported, Obama was ‘laughing like the devil’ because he knew what Biden didn’t -- that the comment had been captured by a microphone.