When Biden screws up with some sort of verbal gaffe (which happens more than one would like) you gotta have a little sympathy for Robert Gibbs, the White House Press Secretary. As soon as Biden said that he would not recommend taking any commercial flight or riding in a subway car "at this point" because the swine flu virus can spread "in confined places" the press went ballistic. Rightly so. Come on, Biden. Did you really need to alarm Americans and potentially scare people from using mass transit or the airlines?
Poor Gibbs. Just watch the video and notice how the White House press corps laughs at his response.