Tuesday, February 17, 2015

But he's *our* creepy uncle.

Whenever Vice President Joe Biden "misspeaks" or mangles history and the English language, leftist apologists just laugh it off. The reaction is often something along the lines of "Awww, that's just Joe. He's like the goofy ol' uncle we know and love." Guaranteed if a right-of-center political figure erred literally (I'm using that word properly here, unlike the Veep) one-tenth of the occasions as Biden, the mainstream media flogs those verbal blunders mercilessly.

Yes, when it comes to media coverage, it's good to be a Dem.

Another high profile idiosyncrasy of Biden's is his downright creepy behavior toward females, regardless their age (they could be 9 or 90). I still squirm when I see videos of Biden in action during the U.S. Senate swearing-in ceremonies of January 2013......

......and January 2015.

Again, behavior that wouldn't be tolerated from other creepy septuagenarians is met with a proverbial chuckle when it's a Democrat Vice President of the United States.

On Tuesday the Veep was at it again, as reported by the Associated Press.

.....Biden was swearing in new Defense Secretary Ash Carter when he got up close and personal with the wife of the man who now runs the most powerful military in the world.

As Carter began speaking in the Roosevelt Room, Biden beckoned Stephanie Carter from across the room, then put both hands on her shoulders as her husband thanked Biden for presiding over the ceremony. Biden's hands lingered for roughly 20 seconds until he leaned in and whispered in her ear.

What, pray tell, was the vice president confiding in Carter's wife? It's anybody's guess, but within seconds Carter reached back and put his own hand on his wife's shoulder as he thanked his "perfect wife Stephanie" for her support along his professional path.

Both incidents sparked prompt and voluminous reactions on social media, as viewers who caught the events on TV or heard about them later pondered: Just what was Biden thinking?

No stranger to improvisation, Biden over decades has built a brand on his tendency to speak his mind, endearing him to those who crave authenticity from political leaders. Biden's supporters brush off his more jarring moments as "just Biden being Biden."

Biden, who has run for president twice before, has said he's considering running again in 2016.

The fact that Biden is considered even a semi serious POTUS candidate in 2016 is an indictment of today's media. Again, I shouldn't have to point out the obvious in that a veritable s--t storm would have ensued (and rightly so) had Republican VPs like Dick Cheney or George H.W. Bush engaged in such behavior.

For all this talk about the GOP waging a "War on Women," I'm going to be curious how Biden supporters will reconcile his behavior if indeed he makes a run for the White House next year.


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