Reports on the political scene are becoming even more interesting than usual of late, “interesting” in the sense of the ancient Chinese curse: ‘may you live in interesting times.” We live in obscenely interesting times.
Democrat sources suggest that her magnificence and inevitableness, Hillary Clinton, is becoming worried that Vice President Joe, “the Sheriff,” “Shotgun Joe,” “the Groper” Biden is seriously considering a presidential run. This is plausible because Bernie Sanders, the only open socialist in the Democrat party, is currently kicking Hillary’s caboose in the polls, and would surely do the same in a debate. While Saunders may be pleasing, something of a dream come true for the base of the Democrat party, there are at least a few Dems that understand it would be highly unlikely he could be elected. Despite eight years of Barack Obama, America isn’t quite that far gone–I hope.
I’ve often written about Mr. Biden’s bizarre advice on firearms, particularly his advice to blast off shotguns into the air or through closed doors without having any idea what is on the opposite side. Actions pretty much guaranteed to get one arrested for pulling the trigger alone anywhere in America, to say nothing of the charges if anyone is hit by errant pellets.
In February, in Plain Old Gropin’ Joe, I catalogued some of the better known episodes of Biden’s tendency to put his hands on women–of all ages–in circumstances where they could not easily rebuff him. I concluded that article:
I know too that some will say: ‘Oh, that’s just Joe!’ Yes. Joe who gropes little girls and the wives of cabinet officers. That’s the man the Democrats chose to represent them a heartbeat away from the presidency. Every Republican or pseudo-Republican that makes the slightest social slip stands for them all. Why doesn’t Biden stand for Democrats? Why doesn’t he exemplify their beliefs and qualities? Why does he get to be just plain old Joe?
Considering that one of the primary strategies of the Democrats is decrying the non-existent Republican “war on women,” perhaps we should know a bit more about good old Joe. Katie Pavlich, who at last look was a woman, writes at Townhall.com:
Apparently Vice President Joe Biden, who is reportedly readying a campaign against Hillary Clinton for the White House, has even creepier habits than we previously thought.
According to Secret Service expert and best selling author Ronald Kessler, Biden likes to skinny dip in front of female Secret Service agents assigned to protect him. Naturally, they find this offensive.
‘Talk about a war on women. Biden likes to swim nude both at his Vice President’s residence in Washington and also at his home in Wilmington which he goes back to several times a week, all at our expense. By the way, a million dollars in Air Force 2 expenses, and this offends female Secret Service agents,’ Kessler said to Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday night. ‘You know, they signed up to take a bullet for the President as you said but they didn’t sign up to…they certainly didn’t sign up to see Biden naked. It is offensive, it’s abusive.
Being under Secret Service protection 24/7/365 is surely an extraordinary situation. There is little actual privacy. However, my appreciation of this reality is tempered by the understanding that Mr. Biden wanted his position and knew precisely the limitations that came with it. He knew the bed was on fire when he lay down on it.
What is truly significant, and telling, about this situation is that Secret Service agents have breached their traditional wall of silence about protectees. This tells us that Mr. Biden’s behavior is probably much more egregious than merely traipsing around with his dripping wet naughty bits showing.
I hesitate to so much as speculate about the thought processes of such a man. One doesn’t normally see such behavior except in adolescence or extreme old age, where inhibitions and notions of decency and respect have never been properly formed or have deteriorated.
And this is the man Democrats think will save them–save us all–from Hillary Clinton? This is the man who will step in at the last moment to save America? This is the man who will lead the Democrat fight in vanquishing the Republican “war against women?”
Interesting times indeed.