He may have been stating the obvious but it was still classic Biden.
The vice president had just finished introducing President Obama at the bill-signing ceremony Tuesday for a massive health insurance overhaul, when he leaned over to share the moment.
“This is a big f---ing deal,” he informed the president, without shorthanding the adjective in the sentence.
The blurt ironically came after the vice president spent several minutes gushing about the president’s role in getting the legislation passed and then finished off by suggesting he was “embarrassing” Obama with his chatter.
The president, who may not have realized the remark was picked up by the microphone, kept his poker face and tried to move on.
“Thank you, Joe,” Obama said.
Despite the unpresidential language, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs agreed with the sentiment.
"And yes Mr. Vice President, you're right ..." Gibbs tweeted after the ceremony.
With Biden’s comment and other outbursts, the ceremony looked more like an after-party than a bill signing.
At one point during Obama’s remarks, Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y., earned laughs when he shouted, “Yes we did,” after Obama noted that some congressmen were paying a political price for standing up for the health care legislation.
Mike Emanuel currently serves as chief congressional correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined FNC in 1997 as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.