Vice President Biden
Made the news again when he held the shoulders of the wife of Ash Carter, New Secretary of Defense...and whispered in her ear.
I don't know what channel I had on, but the announcer explained that Mrs. Carter wasn't cooperating by standing still on the stage area during the ceremony, specifically, Carter's acceptance speech. She was flitting around, and Biden was afraid she'd miss the ceremony, so Mr. Biden reined her in and kept his hands on her to keep her from running to and fro again....what he leaned over and whispered in her ear is anybody's guess.
Letterman just did a bit on it, and so have others (he did say he loved Biden) .
No news program has played the tape as it went further on when Ash Carter was being sworn in but I saw it and want to fill in what most of you did not see. While Carter was being sworn in, his wife was now by his side. She looked up at Vice President Biden so lovingly, her eyes full of admiration, and nobody saw that but me. If I thought I was going to put an OP about it, I would have paid more attention to what the men were doing, but I was watching her. She loves Biden. So do I.
I am so freakin' complimented that YOUR VERY FIRST POST was in reply to my OP.
Welcome, welcome and I hope you like it here. It'll get rough when and if we have a Democratic Campaign, and lots of fights will happen. Some Big Wig Dem said that the most important thing is Unity and we don't need a primary. He is a jackass.
Don't tell me that stuff. I prefer to remain ignorant.
Personally I think that he likes women. His mother is still alive, his first wife died in a car accident and I think he holds women on a pedestal for those reasons.
Most real creeps don't touch in public; they wait till everyone leaves. Yikes, this was on TV, and the man would have to be daft to exhibit behavior that some might find disturbing. When I was younger the guys with impeccable behavior with others that had me screaming for help when left alone with him/them.
Thank you, but I hope you're wrong about his motives when he acts fatherly....oh, I really really hope you're wrong . ..
should have shut down this behavior long ago. I thought it was pretty awful that there were reports of his not wearing swim trunks in front of his female SS detail--people here excused that as "Oh, he has the right to skinny-dip if he wants!" but it's really an assertion of power over those women. The worst was his nuzzling a young pre-teen girl back in January in a Senate swearing-in ceremony. She looked like she wanted to melt into the floor. Young girls that age are very self-conscious and easily embarrassed to begin with. But no one wants to confront the old creep, everyone just stands by and watches him and smiles uncomfortably. I honestly question if he's right in the head.
whether he just really physically craves having too-intimate contact with women and can't stop himself, or because he likes the power and control of invading their personal space for his own pleasure. Either way, it's wrong. I've known men like him, but they're increasingly few and far between, because most people nowadays instantly recognize it as sexual harassment. As for the pool thing--I can't conceive of any gentlemen I know who would ever strip nude in front of women who were present on a professional basis. That's a "look at me, what are you going to do about it?" thing--again, power.
He doesn't feel superior to women in intellect or ability, just physically stronger. I think he feels protective toward young pretty women because he knows what some lechers would pull on these gals, and he knows he's not one.
But I've seen him give the biggest hugs to the oldest of the old when he does the signing in of the new Senators - I watched it all 4 years ago and this year. He affection for them seems genuine.
Reminds me of me with dogs. I can't resist bending down on the ground and hugging strange dogs with or without their owners. One would think I wanted to steal them, but I just like them a lot.
Going to bed before you guys throw things at me. :_)
They are even accusing him of groping children.
You rwers are the scum of the earth.