Biden’s blooper as Obama puts name to historic deal
Shortly before Barack Obama finally signed his |flagship healthcare reform into law yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden (below) was caught on microphone telling him exactly what Democrats across America were thinking: “This is a big f***ing deal.”
Mr Obama did not look best pleased at his gaffe-prone vice president's aside, but went on to sign the healthcare bill into law at a ceremony attended by 200 supporters.
Among them was 11-year-old Marcellus Owens, whose mother was uninsured and died of pulmonary hypertension. As is customary, the president signed the bill with a different pen for each letter of his name and title, and will give the pens to his supporters as |mementos.
“The bill I am signing will set in motion reforms that generations of Americans have fought for and marched for and hungered to see,” he said, successfully avoiding any |expletives of his own.