There was the time he was caught by cameras using an expletive to show his excitement over passage of the president's health care overhaul. And the time he offered his blessings to the deceased mother of the Irish prime minister, only to quickly remember that she was, in fact, alive.
Getting ahead of the president on a politically sensitive issue like gay marriage is hardly just a gaffe. But aides say Biden won't be punished for his remarks.
While Obama headed to the West Coast on Thursday, Biden was at the White House headlining an event with student groups and higher education organizations. And he'll soon be back out on the campaign trail raising money for the Obama-Biden ticket.
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