Vice President Joe Biden couldn't resist telling President Obama yesterday that signing comprehensive health care reform into law was a "big f***ing deal." It turns out, a number of people on the Internet agree with him.
After the vice president's apparently foul choice of words started to earn some attention, Hotsheet noted that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs embraced the moment, Tweeting, "and yes Mr. Vice President, you're right..."
The micro-blogging site Twitter may be the perfect medium for capturing fleeting, interesting moments like Biden's remarks. Another Twitter user decided to preserve the moment with a new feed called BigFnDealer. The first message left on the feed reads, "FDR had the New Deal. Truman had the Fair Deal. J-Biden's gives us the Big F***ing Deal."
One online t-shirt retailer is exploiting the moment with t-shirts featuring Biden's profound statement, as well as t-shirts poking fun at Biden for being prone to such gaffes. There's also t-shirts smugly expressing the same sentiment as Biden: "I voted for Obama and all I got was this historic victory on health care," it reads.
Of course, the quote has also inspired some new Web sites: www.thisisabigf***ingdeal.com (the actual URL uses the full expletive) has a YouTube clip of the moment -- which you can watch below. And for anyone who wants to learn more about the man who uttered those words, the site www.abigf***ingdeal.com (again, the URL uses the full expletive) redirects visitors to the White House biography of Biden.