An open mic caught Vice President Joe Biden (D) and House Speaker John Boehner (R) joking before President Barack Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress Thursday.

“Hey, I’m one of those barbarians,” Boehner said, greeting Biden with a handshake.

“You are,” Biden agreed, lauging. “We’re at the gate.”

“I was playing golf in August,” Boehner volunteered. “Seven birdies, five bogies. I shoot two under. So, we have lunch, sitting around for about an hour and and I thought, ‘Why don’t we play nine more holes?’”

“Six pars, three birdies and I missed a four-foot, straight-in birdie on the last hole,” the Speaker added.

“No!” Biden remarked.

“Oh, so the next day, I go to Sandhills, I shoot a 86,” Boehner added, with a big laugh. “One day I play great, the next day I play awful. But this is the round of the decade. I haven’t done this for 12 years. I shot a 67 one time.”

Watch this video from ABC News, broadcast Sept. 9, 2011.

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