Biden Dials Wrong Number, Congratulates Wrong Guy

Whoops ... the Marty Walsh he called was not elected mayor
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2013 6:40 AM CST
Biden Dials Wrong Number, Congratulates Wrong Guy
Vice President Joe Biden smiles as he makes a call on the cell phone of Costco employee Ivey Stewart, left, after shopping at the a Costco store in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Joe Biden had a very Joe Biden moment Tuesday night, when he called to congratulate Marty Walsh on being elected mayor of Boston ... only he dialed the wrong number and ended up congratulating an entirely different Marty Walsh. The Walsh Biden called is a former aide to Ted Kennedy who currently heads a government relations firm in Boston, and he tells the Boston Globe that he set the VP straight and offered to help him get in touch with the correct Marty. He says he also got congratulatory messages intended for the other Marty from Debbie Wasserman Schultz, congresswoman and chair of the DNC, and RT Rybak, mayor of Minneapolis and vice chair of the DNC. (Read more Joe Biden stories.)

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