Biden's Ash Wednesday Forehead Mistaken For Bruise

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British TV host Kay Burley mistook Vice President Joe Biden's Ash Wednesday ashes for a bruise on his forehead. On Sky News she asked, "What's happened to his head?" She apologized saying later she realized it was Ash Wednesday.


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Vice President Biden was shown live on Britain's Sky News when the anchor noticed a dot on his forehead.

Unidentified Woman: She said, What happened to his head? I'm sure that's what everybody's asking at home.

INSKEEP: Kay Burley and a correspondent speculated for some time. Maybe he was injured or maybe...

Ms. KAY BURLEY (Sky News): I now that I am a very bad Catholic. I know now that it is Ash Wednesday and I know that those are ashes on his forehead. I hang my head in shame. I'll be back in just a moment.


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