Speaking at a memorial for George McGovern in Sioux Falls, S.D., last night, V.P. Joe Biden got a little ahead of himself and apparently forgot what was appropriate for the setting (a church).
From a pool report by the Huffington Post's Jen Bendery
Biden suddenly began shouting in the church. "Your father gave courage to people who didn't have the courage to speak up," he said, then bringing up McGovern's failed presidential bid in 1972. "Because he took such a miserable beating, he didn't win the election but he ended the war.... He transformed my party.... He is the father of the modern Democratic Party."
That line got him a standing ovation.
As he told his stories, Biden pointed out that he is the thirteenth longest serving senator in history.
"Ain't that a hell of an indictment," he said to laughs, only to catch himself for saying "hell" in church, with a priest sitting behind him. He quickly turned around and said, "Excuse me," to the priest, and then blessed himself. People laughed the whole way through.