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Creepy ‘Uncle Joe’ Biden has gone too far


(Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Vice President Joe Biden is well known for his verbal gaffes and has put his foot in his mouth many times. But Tuesday he misplaced his hands instead. He put them on another man’s wife, Stephanie Carter, wife of new Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. In public. While Carter was speaking, just a few feet away, at his swearing-in ceremony.

I don’t want to hear that this is just “Joe being Joe.” I don’t care how old-fashioned or old school or out of touch “Good ol’ Joe” might be. He’s only 5 months older than I am and I know this is inappropriate. Why doesn’t he? Mrs. Carter seemed remarkably poised when it happened, but I’d like to think she was fighting the impulse to turn around and deck him. I don’t care if he is the vice president. The only woman he has any business getting this friendly with is his own wife.

I used to like Joe Biden. Now I’m just repulsed.



  1. But it is “Joe being Joe”. Unfortunately. He likes people and he’s a good guy. But it is creepy that a professional Democratic politician doesn’t perceive normal social boundaries. I can partition this and live with it, but I can sympathize with your feelings too.

    • I, too, would be hesitant to make a scene and call out the VP of the US at a public event, especially when the focus is supposed to be on my husband. But that’s why he keeps getting away with it.

"Nothing is more dangerous than ignorance and intolerance armed with power." ~ Voltaire

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