"What do we owe ya?" asked Biden after taking a few licks of frozen custard.
"Don't worry, it's on us," replied the store manager. "Lower our taxes and we'll call it even."
With the local TV cameras rolling, Biden gave the custard vendor a piece of his mind. "Why don't you say something nice instead of being a smart ass all the time?"
Speaking later to reporters, the manager said he was "just joking around" and it was "shocking" to hear Biden react that way.
I guess that little comment kind of set him off... I was thrown by it. I wasn't expecting that, especially from, you know, the No. 2 in charge of our country.Of course, the frivolous incident inspired heated commentary in the blogosphere.