Joe Biden Congratulates Wrong Marty Walsh

Nov 8, 2013
Originally published on November 8, 2013 10:17 am



Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. After Marty Walsh was elected mayor of Boston on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden called him up with hearty congratulations: You son of a gun, Marty. You did it. Except this Marty Walsh hadn't. The real mayor-elect was celebrating at a fancy hotel. This Marty Walsh was sitting on the couch watching TV with his wife.

Walsh told the Boston Globe he wasn't surprised at the mix up. We're a dime a dozen in Boston. I probably know eight Marty Walshes. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.