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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Joe Biden Drops The "F" Word During Health Care Signing Ceremony

Joe Biden: "This Is A Big .... Deal"

It sounds like Vice President Joe Biden dropped the "f-bomb" at the health care reform signing ceremony Tuesday.

On video captured by network cameras and reviewed by POLITICO, Biden can be heard whispering to the president: "This is a big f---ing deal."

The audio isn't flawless. But a canvass of reporters from several news organizations who also reviewed the tape produced a consensus that Biden did, indeed, go there.

And in a Twitter message just before 1 p.m., White House press secretary Robert Gibbs appeared to acknowledge the hot-mic moment, writing: " And yes Mr. Vice President, you're right..."

The crack puts Biden in rarified company: On "60 Minutes" last Sunday, profanity-prone White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said that he's only cussed in the Oval Office around Obama once, and that he tries to keep his verbiage clean in the presence of the president whenever possible.

A call to Biden's spokesman wasn't immediately returned.

Sources:, TMZ, Fox News, Politico, NY Post, Youtube

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