Joe Biden's wife, Jill stated Monday that Joe had his pick of being Barack Obama's running mate or the secretary of state nomination that eventually went to Hillary Rodham Clinton, a slip up that the vice president-elect immediately tried to shush, but failed.
Jill Biden's comment came during an appearance with her husband on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which was taped at Washington's Kennedy Center on the eve of the inauguration.
"My husband had the choice to be secretary of state or vice president," she said.
Joe Biden turned to his wife with his finger to his lips and a "Shhhh!" that sent the audience into a roar of laughter. "OK, OK, but it's true," Jill Biden said in her defense.
Finally a blushing vice president-elect made a face and gave his wife a hug while the audience continued to erupt in laughter.
"That's right," he finally said to his wife. "Go ahead. It's already hit the fan now!"
Meanwhile in another Washington residence an individual wearing a pantsuit hurled a shoe through her TV.