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How big a deal? Ask VP Joe Biden

Many Americans were excited Tuesday when President Obama was signing the Health Care bill, but no one more outspokenly than Vice President Joe Biden. How does America know this? Live television tells no lies.

Biden dropped what he must have thought to be an inaudible f-bomb when he was hugging the President. Biden’s gaffe was picked up on CNN’s live broadcast, in which he clearly whispers, “This is a big f––king deal.”

The Health Care bill is unarguably the most significant legislation that Obama has passed, and the biggest social change instituted by the government in decades. Biden’s statement was not without motive, but some students feel as though he was slightly out of line.

“The government, as our leaders, should be held to a higher standard,” sophomore political science and international studies major Max Camp said. “It’s just another example of Biden putting his foot in his mouth.”

Student Body President Patrick Kobler also chimed in. “I think it’s almost as big of a disgrace as passing the healthcare bill,” he said.

But not everyone was so quick to judge. Gavanne Davis, a junior chemistry major with minors in both sociology and business argued that politicians are people too.

“I think they’re grown men and women, and I think they have real personalities and we should expect that,” she said. “That being said, I think they should stay professional.”

“It’s not that big of a deal,” junior political science major Laura Baez said. “I’m sure we’ll hear an apology soon.”

Thanks to Biden, the buzz surrounding health care, just got bigger.

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