Teen invites Biden to prom

Connecticut teenager Talia Maselli said she could only envision going to her high school senior prom "escorted by the most delightful man in America" — Vice President Biden.

So the 17-year-old student mailed the vice president a handwritten note last fall, asking Biden if he might accompany her to the dance.

"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, according to a report in the Hartford Courant

In an appeal to Washington sensibilities, the teenager offered both a carrot and a stick — warning Biden that she would ask Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) if he turned her down.

"And we can't have that now can we," she wrote.

Biden couldn't make the dance, but the vice president still responded, sending Maselli a corsage and a handwritten note inviting her to the White House.

"He wanted her to feel special at her prom, even though he wasn't able to come," a representative for the vice president told the Courant.

In the note, Biden says he's flattered, but his schedule would not permit him to be in Connecticut.

"But I hope you will accept this corsage and enjoy your prom as much as I did mine," the vice president said.

Maselli and her family are planning to visit the vice president in Washington later this summer.