Still running the “don’t ask me about my scandal” playbook, Joe Biden risked rupturing an eyeball on Friday when a journalist had the temerity to actually ask him about his son’s ridiculously-shady business dealings in Ukraine.
Hunter Biden, who was propped up with a job worth millions at precisely the same time that his father was named point-man on all matters relating to Ukraine, remains the subject of scrutiny for any real reporters who want to break this story into the open. Unfortunately, a glance at the top newspapers and news shows in the country is enough to confirm that there are far too few of these reporters left in the world. The rest of them are perfectly happy to toe the line and carry water for the Democratic Party.
But, hey, every now and again, one of the good ones cuts through the noise.
“How was your role as Vice President in charge of policy in Ukraine and your son’s job in Ukraine – how is that not a conflict of interest?” asked a reporter in Los Angeles.
Now, this is a pretty simple question, one that a man with nothing to hide would have very little trouble answering. It’s not as if, after all, Biden hasn’t had time to contemplate this question. You’d think he would have an answer available, even if it’s one of those, “You know, looking back, perhaps it was not the right situation optically.”
Instead, we got this indignant outburst: “It’s not a conflict of interest. There’s been no indication of any conflict of interest, from Ukraine or anywhere else, period. I’m not going to respond to that!”
Oh, well, excuse us, Joe. You’re only running to be trusted with the most important job in the world, we didn’t know that matters of national security were in the “off limits” box. Our bad. Carry on with impunity, we suppose. We’re sure you’ll just tell us if there’s anything we ought to be concerned with. No need for us to ask questions, do any digging, or even think about this matter anymore. You’re a Democrat, after all, and you’re running for president. We already know, from history, that this combination is enough to put an individual above all questions of impropriety.
“Let’s focus on the problem,” Biden continued, pointing his finger at the reporter. “Focus on this man, what he’s doing, that no president has ever done. No president.”
What, rescue the economy from the damage your boss did? Sure, we can focus on that if you like…