Biden chooses a sex predator to help him pick a female running mate

Is Biden really running for president, or is he just acting as a placeholder while Michelle Obama makes up her mind?  How else can one explain the fact that, while Joe Biden stands credibly accused of sexually assaulting Tara Reade in 1993, his campaign chose former senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), of all people, as one of the co-chairs for his running mate selection committee?

Dodd is one of D.C.'s most notoriously corrupt politicians.  David Harsanyi offers a quick rundown of Dodd's profiteering at taxpayer expense:

For those who are too young to remember, Connecticut's Dodd, a senator since 1981, was forced to retire from politics in 2010 after a string of favor-trading scandals. Most scandalously, Dodd had slipped an amendment into the 2008 "stimulus" bill ensuring that AIG executives would get their bonuses paid by taxpayers. AIG, not incidentally, had donated more to Dodd, who initially lied about the provision, than to any other politician in the country, and given his wife a cushy board seat on a Bermuda-based company in their orbit. The chairman of Senate Banking Committee had also been one of the "Friends of Angelo," a program in which Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo would hand sweetheart below-market rate mortgages to his friends in D.C.

It's awful that Biden counts as one of his closest advisers such a corrupt man (although, financially, Biden is every bit as corrupt).  But it's actually worse than that.

While many people have forgotten about Dodd's financial venality, when they hear the name "Chris Dodd," they instantly think "waitress sandwich."  Again, a hat tip to David Harsanyi for finding a 1990 GQ piece that is the best retelling of what happened to poor Carla Gaviglio in the mid-1980s.

A heads up before you read the passage: the "Kennedy" mentioned is Sen. Teddy Kennedy, the man who, to save his career, left 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne to suffocate in a car he'd drunkenly crashed.  Democrats revered Kennedy as "the lion of the Senate."  Biden partnered with Kennedy to destroy Robert Bork, and, at Kennedy's funeral, Biden said Kennedy was "like a brother" to him.

Now, back to Dodd's story:

It is after midnight and Kennedy and Dodd are just finishing up a long dinner in a private room on the first floor of the restaurant's annex. They are drunk. Their dates, two very young blondes, leave the table to go to the bathroom. (The dates are drunk too. "They'd always get their girls very, very drunk," says a former Brasserie waitress.) Betty Loh, who served the foursome, also leaves the room. Raymond Campet, the co-owner of La Brasserie, tells [waitress Carla] Gaviglio the senators want to see her.

As Gaviglio enters the room, the six-foot-two, 225-plus-pound Kennedy grabs the five-foot-three, 103-pound waitress and throws her on the table. She lands on her back, scattering crystal, plates and cutlery and the lit candles. Several glasses and a crystal candlestick are broken. Kennedy then picks her up from the table and throws her on Dodd, who is sprawled in a chair. With Gaviglio on Dodd's lap, Kennedy jumps on top and begins rubbing his genital area against hers, supporting his weight on the arms of the chair. As he is doing this, Loh enters the room. She and Gaviglio both scream, drawing one or two dishwashers. Startled, Kennedy leaps up. He laughs. Bruised, shaken and angry over what she considered a sexual assault, Gaviglio runs from the room. Kennedy, Dodd and their dates leave shortly thereafter, following a friendly argument between the senators over the check.

Gaviglio was right to consider the attack "sexual assault," for that's what it was.

More than 2,500 years ago, Aesop was reputed to have written the fable about a stork who partied with some thieving cranes, only to end up in the farmer's net.  The stork pleaded with the farmer to spare him, saying he had no idea that the cranes would misbehave, but the farmer was unmoved, telling the stork that, while he might indeed be a good bird, having been caught hanging with the cranes, he would be treated like a crane.  The moral: You are judged by the company you keep.

Dodd and the late Kennedy are Biden's company.  These three sexually aggressive men, two of whom assaulted a waitress and one of whom endlessly fondles little girls, are birds of a feather.  That Biden should team with Dodd to pick a female running mate is simultaneously ludicrous and disgusting.

Democrat women, though, are not disgusted.  Stacey Abrams, who drips with flop sweat in her desperation to be his running mate, gave Biden a pass.  Kirsten Gillibrand, another veep wannabe, has done the same:



Nancy Pelosi was offended that people would even ask:

These people are both immoral and amoral.  Their only god is power.  They should never be allowed anywhere near the center of American politics.



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