I love how Joe Biden pops out periodically like that raw, unfiltered old uncle who says whatever he damn well pleases, Veep or not.
He means well. And since it’s as entertaining as it is unapologetically real, you just want to float one of those Xena Warrior princess attack whoops.
Like when the infamous leaked lewd 2005 tape of Donald Trump hit the airwaves with the latter bragging about super-aggressively groping women at will. That tape that, unbelievably, still did not cause his die-hard supporters to blink or bail.
GOP members scrambled away from Trump as if he had head lice and fleas. Didn’t even try to spin it, just ran. Dems weighed in with shock and disgust, but nobody outright offered to take The Orange One outside the way a father, brother, uncle or guy bestie might after even a hint of sexual harassment or assault against a loved one.
Then, enter Joe Biden, who while stumping in Pennsylvania for Hillary Clinton went there.
Not that we needed him to come to our rescue after Flotus’s sweeping condemnation of Trump’s behavior, but God, this was good too.
Sometimes, for balance sake, a creepy, dangerous man needs to be checked by an uncreepy righteous one, and thank you Joe Biden for using your platform again as you did to draft the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 to hold offenders accountable and provide services for victims of violence and “It’s On Us” White House campaign to increase awareness of sexual assault on college campuses.
Men don’t have to be feminists to get their place in sexual harassment or assault. They just have to be decent and bold enough to say something that shuts it down with a dropping-the-mike thump.
And this was that.
I wish we could clone you Joe Biden. That’s what I wish.