[Ed. – It would have been a chance to mingle with his intellectual peers.]
What happens when you invite Vice President Joe Biden to your high school prom? For one student he couldn’t make it, but he sent a personal reply.
Talia Maselli reached out to Biden last fall, knowing his dance card likely would fill up.
Biden sent a handwritten card and a corsage — baby’s breath, white roses and red, white and blue ribbons. Biden’s office says he was touched by the invitation and personally picked out the corsage so Maselli would feel special.
When the vice president’s package arrived at the Masellis’ home last Thursday, a day before the prom at the school in Newington, the family thought it was a prank.
“But then we called the number that came with it, and it was his personal secretary,” said Maselli, 18. “I was just shocked.”