SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden used some salty language to invite Pennsylvania firefighters to the White House.
Biden visited the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department after attending a memorial service in the Pennsylvania town where one of four planes hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001, crashed.
He posed for pictures and shook hands with the firefighters on the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Biden promised to have an aide call the deputy fire chief to set up a visit to the White House for the department, using strong language to indicate he wasn't kidding.
After noticing that reporters were listening, Biden cleaned up his language by replacing the foul word with "malarkey."
Said Biden: "This is no malarkey. You come to the White House. I'll buy you a beer."