Vice President Joe Biden made a joke today at the memorial service for slain MIT police officer Sean Collier:

"One of my favorite poets is Seamus Heaney," said Biden, who is of Irish descent. "I know the congressman thinks I always quote Irish poets because I'm Irish. That's not the reason I do it. I quote Irish poets because they're the best poets and that's the reason why," Biden deadpanned. "And the Collier family knows that, right?"

Biden continued, "But all kidding aside..."

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