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It's Been a Little While, but Joe Biden Is Back With a Brand New Gaffe

"You son of a gun!"

Vice President Joe Biden and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz were so excited Tuesday that Boston elected Massachusetts State Rep. Marty Walsh to be its next mayor that they called to congratulate him on his victory.

Mayor-elect Marty Walsh and Boston Mayor Tom Menino (image source: CBS Boston)

But there was a slight problem: Biden and Wasserman Schultz called the wrong Marty Walsh, according to the Cape Cod Times. They both called and congratulated political consultant and former staffer to Sen. Ted Kennedy Marty Walsh.

"You son of a gun!" Biden reportedly said before realizing he had the wrong Walsh.

But perhaps we should cut the vice president some slack; he's apparently not the only person to mix up the Walshes.

“We’ve had this for the past 20 years happening back and forth. Marty tells a funny story from 2006 when Kennedy thanked me from the stage and his mother thought it was for him,” said the not-mayor Walsh, adding that there may be some benefits to sharing a name with the now-mayor.

“If you need a reservation in the city of Boston, I can probably get you any reservation you want,” he told the Cape Cod Times.

Mayor-elect Walsh narrowly beat out City Councilor John Connolly in the city’s first open mayoral contest in 20 years. The soon-to-be-former state representative will be inaugurated mayor on January 6, 2014.

(H/T: Washington Times)

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