Vice President Joseph Biden just couldn’t resist putting his foot in his mouth (an uncontrollable habit for him) on a Thursday morning talk show. In a discussion concerning America’s latest headache, the  swine flu virus, Biden stated: “I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places now [using planes and subways as examples]. One person sneezes, it goes all the way through.”

In New York‘s City Hall, the Photo Op Siren was immediately activated, alerting Mayor Bloomberg‘s public relations squad to have the press and the Mayor rendezvous on the IRT No.4 Line (the Mayor’s daily commute setting, famed throughout the town).

“Yeah, we all know that move. But this time, the mayor’s daily ride was heralded by calls to the media, in a kind of “in-your-face” to Vice President Biden for saying on network television Thursday morning that we all may want to re-think getting on planes or subways right now, with people coughing and sneezing in confined spaces.”