President Obama (R) and Vice President Biden (L) react after a heckler was removed for an extended interruption of Obama’s remarks during a reception to observe LGBT Pride Month in the East Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace sent an invitation Friday for a private dinner Monday night with Vice President Biden, who’ll be giving “remarks” on the “Future of the U.S.-India Partnership.”

It was rather late notice, but folks were doubtless thrilled at the honor. Besides, you don’t want to miss a speech by Biden.

So we hustled to get the suit ready.

But then came this e-mail: “Earlier this evening you may have received an invitation to a private dinner on Monday, July 13 featuring remarks by Vice President Joe Biden. This invitation was sent in error, and the dinner is full.”

But wait, there’s a back-up plan?

“However, video of the Vice President’s remarks,” the missive went on (so maybe we’ll be in an overflow room? able to mingle before and after?) “will be available on our website later in the week. We apologize for the confusion.” (Later in the week??)

Talk about an ego-crusher. Guess we’ll just micro some popcorn and listen to the live audio stream on the White House Web site.