US Vice President Joe Biden waves at the press in Vina Del Mar, Chile on March 11, 2014.
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Biden turns down prom invite with a corsage

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Months ahead of her high school prom, one Connecticut teen knew exactly who would be her dream date: Vice President Joe Biden.

“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,” Talia Maselli wrote in a letter to the veep. “I could only tolerate a high school dance if I was to be escorted by the most delightful man in America.”

She warned that if the vice president didn’t accept her invitation, she’d be forced to ask out House Speaker John Boehner instead, The Hartford Courant reported.

“And we can’t have that now can we,” she teased in the letter.

But instead of her date showing up at her front door, Maselli received a delivery of a corsage of roses and a note handwritten by the vice president himself.

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

As it turns out, Maselli, now 18, did not attend her prom. But had 71-year-old Biden agreed to escort her, she said she would have gone.

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Biden turns down prom invite with a corsage

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