It seems that Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, aged 44, has been booted out of the Navy for being a cocaine user. The NY Post has the story. The younger(-ish) Biden is reportedly “embarrassed” by taking the oath of a Commissioned Officer in the US Armed Forces under knowingly false pretenses, violating Article 92 and Article 112a of the UCMJ on what I suspect strongly was a regular basis by seeking out drug dealers, buying the coke, and either smoking, snorting, or ingesting the psychostimulant narcotic. And please, spare the nonsensical bullshit about how this might have been his first time and how he deserves the benefit of the doubt.
One has to wonder how many strings were pulled, and how many waivers signed, to get Biden, aged 43 at the time, into the United States Navy Reserve as a Public Affairs Officer. One also has to wonder how many lies he told during his recruiting interviews, if he had any at all. And what aspiring and honorable person was bumped out of serving in this time where the Navy and the rest of the services are shrinking like a puddle in the sunshine.
But, of course, young Hunter there is “embarrassed” to have popped for coke as Navy Officer. Most people are “embarrassed” by getting a parking ticket or having an overdue water bill. What he really deserves is to be recalled to active duty and disciplined. A Summary Court Martial would do nicely. Sixty days’ restriction has a nice ring to it. At least he has a good civilian job to go to, and Dad can always send him some taxpayer-provided spending money, once Burisma gets its cut, at least.
Ahh, the US Navy. A Global Force for Padding Your Resume for when you seek office. Perhaps the coke pop hurts poor Hunter in that quest, perhaps not. It isn’t as if he would be the first elected official to openly admit to using illegal drugs routinely. If elected, he might go ahead and tell us that coke is less harmful than cigarettes.
And if he doesn’t win, we can always commission a USS Hunter Biden.
Know what? I was wrong in my above assertion about what Hunter Biden deserves. I am not afraid to admit my error. For a first offense, I think Ensign Biden should be retained. In fact, he should be activated on an individual call-up. And sent to Liberia to have direct contact with ebola patients.