Joe Biden's other problem with the gals
Joe Biden's got a woman problem.
No, not that one. Not about the diddling of the unwilling interns, or the handsiness and hair-kissing of the little girls in public. Not about the Nevada lieutenant governor candidate who said old Joe sniffed her hair and kissed her head, and not about Tara Reade or the several other women who have since her charges also said he creeped on them.
His other woman problem now is something else: harpies.
Seems that as the last man standing in the Democratic race, he's basically a big carcass there on the desert floor, not expected to last even if he's elected president, and the ambitious female presidential wannabes are circling. They know Joe's dead meat, which is why they want to be first in line to take his place once he's one way or another out of there.
Here's the New York Post:
The Democratic political field is awash with designing women.
Stacey Abrams, a former Georgia State House leader, is aggressively marketing herself as a potential vice president for Joe Biden — increasingly irritating those in the former veep's orbit, an insider said.
Meanwhile, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, one Biden's 2020 presidential-race rivals, is rarely mentioned as a possible running mate. She has her sights set on something else — secretary of defense, say those familiar with her plans.
Female former candidates have also been auditioning for the VP job — albeit more subtly than Abrams. On April 20, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar came in for a chummy appearance on Biden's podcast "Here's the Deal," while just days later, California Sen. Kamala Harris joined forces with top Biden surrogate Symone Sanders for a "town hall addressing the impact and disparities of COVID-19 in the black community."
So now we're seeing open lobbying from one female Democratic candidate after another, seeking the vice presidential spot now that Joe's apparently got the top one.
Bernie Sanders is hanging around at the edges for Joe to somehow not make it to the nomination, but the Democratic women are looking to have their spot ready once he's somehow ousted after he's elected.
Seems they're all measuring the drapes for that, convinced that Biden, a known sexist, would pick one of them as a fig leaf to preserve the fiction that he's an egalitarian who treats women with dignity.
Of course, he's not. He'll find a way to creep on any woman in the room, or at least any comely one, which might exclude one or two. But never mind that.
The big question is what it says about these women that they'd want to be in the same room as Biden, given his behavior? Who would sign up for that? And beyond the personal level, why would they sell out their principles? They're supposed to be big-time feminists as well as "pioneers." But by angling for the vice presidential spot, they're effectively saying they're there to serve as "beards" for Biden. In exchange, they expect to be rewarded with power, projecting a supposedly feminist presence that everyone knows is the opposite of true in the company of a known perv like Biden.
It's apparently a pretty disgusting spectacle, too. The Biden sources quoted by the Post report that failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who draws a lot of applause from the establishment leftists, is so persistent in her lobbying for the post that she's getting on Team Joe's nerves.
"No one takes Stacey seriously. And her public campaigning for the job seems more like a hostage negotiation than an actual attempt to get the job," a Biden insider told The Post.
Joe, remember, likes them pretty.
This is quite a deal for Joe. Who needs to be on his best behavior when there are women like this clamoring to be around him, defending and condoning and denying his every move? Who needs principles when surrounded like people like this?
Photo illustration by Monica Showalter with use of four images by Gage Skidmore via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0; The Circus via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0; Julia Pickett via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0; and personal photo.