On Tuesday, the White House held a reception for visiting Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at the event, relayed some old Irish wisdom.
"You know there's an old Irish saying, there's all kinds of old Irish sayings. My grandfather Finnegan, I think he made them up. But uh, it says, may the hinges of our friendship never go rusty. Well, with these two folks that you're about to meet if you haven't already, there's no doubt about them staying oiled and lubricated here," said Biden. After this comment, the audience erupted in laughter, and the VP smirked as he realized the trap he had just set for himself.
Biden followed up with some playful humor. "Now for you who are not full Irish in this room, lubricated has a different meaning for us all," he joked to the sound of more laughs.
According to the Associated Press, Biden's remark wasn't the only memorable joke of the evening. President Barack Obama displayed some humor of his own when Kenny "presented Obama with a formal certificate of Irish heritage." Obama responded to the gesture by stating, "This will have a special place of honor alongside my birth certificate."
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