Vice President Biden lived up to his reputation Tuesday as an enthusiastic -- and unguarded -- messenger for the White House.

After speaking at a memorial in Shanksville, Penn. to the victims of United Airlines Flight 93, Biden stopped by the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department. According to a pool report, he recognized Deputy Chief Brad Shober, 44, who came to the vice president's residence last year.

Biden invited Shober and the other firefighters to visit Washington again. Pointing to an aide, he said, “He’s going to call you, no bulls***." Noticing the pool within earshot, he said, “I didn’t know you guys were here.” Turning back to Shober, he rephrased: “This is no malarkey. You come to the White House. I’ll buy you a beer.”