Honestly, we would've lost it if they corrected us for calling it an "ice cream shop." We're sure there's a difference between ice cream and frozen custard, but who really cares?
In an interview with Fox News, Borkin said Biden's comment was "shocking," which was a lot funnier than his tax quip. I guess he missed Biden's famous F-bomb in the East Room of the White House earlier this year. Perhaps "smartass" carries some kind of colloquial sting in Wisconsin, but among working-class East Coasters, it's practically a term of endearment.
Biden is so famous for his occasional bluntness, in fact, that Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton recently lamented the vice-president's absence when we asked him to respond to comments by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin:
Burton may be on to something. There are times when you need cautious, well-crafted responses from an experienced press secretary, but in today's rough-and-tumble political climate, perhaps more Biden is just what the doctor ordered.