Biden Calls Custard Man a 'Smart Ass'

Scooper offers cone for 'lower taxes'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 28, 2010 2:50 AM CDT
Updated Jun 28, 2010 4:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – A sweet custard man deemed Joe Biden "very nice" with a "great personality" even after the stumping vice president called him a "smart ass" for suggesting that taxes be lowered. The Milwaukee custard shop manager saw his opening and got in a few licks when Biden stopped by for a bite while fundraising for Sen. Russ Feingold's campaign. He told Biden the custard cone was free. "Lower our taxes and we'll call it even," he quipped.

A cantankerous Biden responded: "Why don't you say something nice instead of being such a smart ass all the time?" Was the VP's slam all in fun? "I don't think he liked it," said the custard quipper, but said Biden later whispered that he was "just kidding."

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