Corsage, Corvette, whatevsTalia Maselli of Newington, Connecticut, is officially Yr. Wonkette’s favorite teen of the day, because of her excellent taste in men. Last fall, she sent a prom invitation to her ideal date: Old Handsome Joe Biden. Smart girl, thinks ahead. Unfortunately the Veep couldn’t make it, even after this seemingly irresistible pitch:

“I am inviting you so far in advance because I’m sure many 17-year-old girls send you prom invitations, and I had to beat them to it … I could only tolerate a high school dance if I was to be escorted by the most delightful man in America.”

And if Biden didn’t go, she might ask out John Boehner instead, she said. “And we can’t have that now can we?”

Maselli never really expected to hear back from OHJB, but on the night before the prom, a delivery guy knocked on the door and delivered a corsage and a handwritten note from the Bidenator:

“I am flattered, but my schedule will not permit me to be in Connecticut on Friday evening,” the vice president said in the note. “But I hope you will accept this corsage and enjoy your prom as much as I did mine.”

Also, too, an invitation to visit the White House. Pretty sure that does not include an offer to ride around in the hot Vice Presidential yellow Corvette, sadly. ‘

The Veep’s office confirmed that OHJB picked out the flowers personally, although we were rather disappointed he didn’t go for something really classy like a KFC corsage.

Yr. Wonkette would just like to remind Ms. Maselli that the blog is always looking for interns, especially if thery’re any good at bringing Rebecca some goddamned Thai food before it gets cold.

[Hartford Courant]

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