[Talia] Maselli wrote the vice president’s office last fall asking Biden to her prom, but said she never expected any kind of response.
“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 the letter. “I could only tolerate a high school dance if I was to be escorted by the most delightful man in America.”
She warned that if he turned her down, she might have to invite a second choice — Republican House Speaker John Boehner.
Last Thursday, the night before her prom, Maselli received a handwritten note from the vice president. The letter included a red, white and blue corsage that his office said he picked out personally.
“I am flattered, but my schedule will not permit me to be in Connecticut on Friday evening,” Biden wrote. “But I hope you will accept this corsage and enjoy your prom as much as I did mine.”
Maselli, who said that receiving the letter was “crazy,” didn’t end up going to prom.