Vice President Joe Biden used stronger language than he wanted reported when he extended a "no bulls--t" White House beer invitation to a group of Pennsylvania firefighters.
Biden told the firefighters that his assistant would contact them about the visit. “He’s going to call you, no bulls--t,” the vice president promised the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department, within earshot of the press pool.
He quickly realized his mistake. “I didn’t know you guys were here,” Biden told the press pool, before rephrasing his pledge. "This is no malarkey. You come to the White House. I’ll buy you a beer.”
The invitation was prompted by an exchange with Deputy Chief Brad Shober. Here's the backstory, from the pool report:
Shober, holding a Coke Zero, told your pool that Vpotus last year had given him one of his vice presidential challenge coins and told him, “’Next time I see you, if you have that coin, drinks are on me. If you don’t have it, drinks are on you.’ Now knowing that he might come, I made sure that was on my pocket.” Since Vpotus didn’t have his coin to show him back, he made the spontaneous invitation to come back to DC.
Biden said the event would happen after the election. “Win, lose or draw, I’m still going to be vice president in January,” he said.