Gerald Herbert, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Leave it to Vice President Joe Biden to add a little, ahem, flair to the signing of a health care bill affecting millions of people.
"This is a big (expletive deleted) deal," Biden told President Barack Obama after introducing him at Tuesday's ceremony at the White House.
Biden appeared to be offering that perspective to Obama privately, but his remark was captured on audio and video.
The episode quickly got buzz on the Internet.
Biden has a reputation of verbal slips, and he knows it.
The White House response to this one? Embrace it.
"And yes Mr. Vice President, you're right," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said in a post, or "tweet," on Twitter, the social networking site.
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