If Joe Biden Can't Come to Your Prom, He'll Still Send a Corsage

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Vice President Joe Biden leaves a trail of heartbreak wherever he goes. But he always sends flowers. And so it went for young Talia Maselli of Newington, Conn., who wrote a letter last fall to invite the 2016 not-so-hopeful to the prom.

"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," Maselli said in her letter. "I could only tolerate a high school dance if I was to be escorted by the most delightful man in America."

First of all, say whaaaaaat? As an added safeguard, perhaps a page right out of our promposal handbook, Maselli threatened to bring House Speaker John Boehner if the Veep declined.

Would Joe break her heart? Unfortunately, yes. 

Would he at least try to salvage of the pieces? A million times yes. On the Thursday morning before prom, Maselli received a little package of Joe-mentum, which included a note and a red, white, and blue corsage.

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 The note read: "I am flattered, but my schedule will not permit me to be in Connecticut on Friday evening. But I hope you will accept this corsage and enjoy your prom as much as I did mine."

There's a lot to unpack here. The severity of Biden's tone. Also, the mention of how much Biden enjoyed his prom. Moreover, she wasn't joking around about not being able to tolerate prom without Biden. In the end, Maselli ultimately decided *not* to go to prom. 

Maselli's apparently not the only girl dreaming of Biden-laden prom.  

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