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'Flattered' Joe Biden turns down Connecticut teen's prom invite


Sadly, we won't get to see Vice President Joe Biden slow dance anytime soon. Biden turned down a Connecticut high-schooler's prom invitation last week, saying that while he was "flattered," he was too booked to attend.

Still, he sent along a corsage and a nice handwritten note telling the teen to "enjoy your prom as much as I did mine."

So why did 17-year-old Talia Maselli want to invite the VP in the first place? "Joe Biden makes me laugh," she told the Hartford Courant. "He just cracks me up."