Friday, October 24, 2014

One of Biden's Nuts

Profiles in Plastic Heads: Hunter Biden

Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden. Where are the Occupy Wall Street rabble-rousers and enemies of elitist privilege when you need them? Straining their neck muscles to look the other way.

The youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden made news last week after the Wall Street Journal revealed he had been booted from the Navy Reserve for cocaine use. His drug abuse was certainly no surprise to the Navy, which issued him a waiver for a previous drug offense before commissioning him as a public affairs officer at the age of 43*. The Navy also bent over backward a second time with an age waiver so he could secure the cushy part-time job.

Papa Biden loves to tout his middle-class, "Average Joe" credentials. But rest assured, if his son had been "Hunter Smith" or "Hunter Jones" or "Hunter Brown," the Navy's extraordinary dispensations would be all but unattainable. Oh, and if he had been "Hunter Palin," The New York Times would be on its 50th front-page investigative report by now.

Despite the disgraceful ejection from our military, Hunter's Connecticut law license won't be subject to automatic review. Because, well, Biden.

Biden's bennies are not just one-offs. Skating by, flouting rules and extracting favors are the story of Hunter's life.

Hunter's first job, acquired after Joe Biden won his 1996 Senate re-election bid in Delaware, was with MBNA. That's the credit card conglomerate and top campaign finance donor that forked over nearly $63,000 in bundled primary and general contributions from its employees to then Sen. Biden. As I've reported previously ... [Want more?]

*commissioning him as a public affairs officer at the age of 43*

While Michelle Malkin does not verbiate the connection, I think it's an obvious reference to the Democrat's 50 year-old  problem of finding candidates who actually honerably served in our military.  I can see Papa Joe pushing his kid into getting (and pressuring the Navy to grant) a naval officer commission.  No word on whether Hunter is as stupid as dad, but ... ahem, nuts and trees.


Anonymous said...

MBNA was the world's largest independent credit card issuer, andwas bought by Bank of America for $35B in 2005.
Hunter was so briliant that he made Senior VP of MBNA, after just two years, at age 28? Hmmmmm.
Because he had three degrees and was a the top of his law school class like his dad, no doubt.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Anonymous said...

Actually the military LOVES when a soldier gets non-military honors. You would not BELIEVE what my brother gets away with, and he's a
Republican. Of course, he's also an attorney, and gets essentially an open ended leave when he's on court appointed cases. But no cocaine, that would certainly get him booted, legal where we live or not.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, marijoowanna is legal here, not cocaine.

I just want all my fans to know, I'm doing this without the use of drugs or alcohol.

leelu said...

Anon: Why? ;-)

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