Jill Biden

Biden bites

Featured image In her Devine Online newsletter this morning, Miranda Devine updates the story of the Biden dog Commander (links omitted): Honestly, any normal dog owner whose German Shepherd attacks and bites someone just once would be chagrined. You would either get remedial training for the dog, or remove it or somehow keep it away from temptation. The last thing you would do is continue on as usual, and let it happen »

Talk about the passion, cont’d

Featured image Earlier this week I noted President Biden’s tribute to “the passion” of the pro-Hamas protesters who disrupted his speech at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. I infer that they passionately support Hamas. They passionately oppose Israel. They passionately hate, well, you know who. It’s not clear why their “passion” validates anything about them. It’s Nietzsche for dummies. In the course of his remarks, Biden also observed: I was »

Inside the race for the House

Featured image Dan Conston is the president of the Congressional Leadership Fund, the super PAC aligned with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy with the singular mission of flipping the House. They appear to be on the verge of success. In an illuminating hour-long interview with Politico Playbook’s Ryan Lizza, Conston talked through the nuts and bolts of CLF’s involvement in 50-plus districts around the country. They also took up the issues and »

The (putative) booing of Dr. Jill [updated]

Featured image Congress is adjourned. Members up for reelection are home campaigning in advance of elections next month. We are left reading omens and tea leaves. Anything but the Star Tribune! The Star Tribune has gone into full campaign mode on behalf of the DFL. Please see my related comments in “The real fake news.” Looking for a bona fide tea leaf to read, I noted that Dr. Jill Biden attended last »

The taco apology

Featured image Michael LaRosa is press secretary to the First Lady and special assistant to President Biden. Today he has rendered special assistance to Dr. Jill by tweeting out an apology on her behalf for her tribute to the Latinx community of the United States for being “as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio.” The National Association of Hispanic Journalists took offense (tweet below). NAHJ encourages @FLOTUS & her »

A Rx for Dr. Jill

Featured image Dr. Jill Biden spoke at a Latinx IncluXion Luncheon in San Antonio yesterday. The White House has posted the text of her remarks here. I have included a short, short video clip below. Someone in her speechwriting shop thought she should endear herself to the Latinx IncluXion community by paying tribute to La Raza (“The Race”) founder and former leader Raúl Yzaguirre. The lunch event was sponsored by the organization »

Signs and omens

Featured image In terms of sales, the rollout of the biography of the eminent Dr. Jill Biden by AP reporters Julie Pace and Darlene Superville was not impressive. Despite supportive press, the book sold only 250 copies nationwide in its first week. The crushing news was buried in an otherwise lame Politico story about covering the Biden presidency, as Andrew Stiles pointed out in a story for the Washington Free Beacon. Six »

Joe Biden agrees: “Let’s go Brandon”

Featured image I didn’t know the annual White House NORAD Santa tracking call was a thing, but it made news yesterday. A mischievous caller made it through to President Biden. “Merry Christmas and let’s go Brandon,” the caller said as he signed off (video below). “Let’s go Brandon, I agree,” Biden said cheerily responded. The New York Post drily notes: “It was unclear from Biden’s reaction if he knew what the phrase »

“Look at Me”: The Latest From Our Confused Old Man in the White House

Featured image How long can the charade of “President” Joe Biden go on before senior officials in Washington start to chat amongst themselves about how to end it? This 14-second video below shows Biden trying to talk over the band that has started to play, and DOCTOR Jill Biden walking quickly up to him to stop the embarrassment. It sounds like she says “Look at me,” following which the “President” begins to »

Jill Biden in Harlem

Featured image Jill Biden visited Harlem on Sunday hoping to persuade residents to get vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus. It’s a worthy task and not an easy one given all the effort the left has expended trying to persuade Blacks that they can’t trust either Whites or the government. According to data from the New York City health department, only 29 percent of Black New Yorkers have received at least one shot, »

A Comic Book for Our Cartoon President

Featured image I thought surely this comic book cover that came to me over the transom was a joke or satire of some kind, but no—it’s real! Here is some of the description from the publisher: Dr. Jill Biden is the First Lady of the United States of America, and she’s defining that role in a way no other First Lady has before her. A mother, grandmother, and lifelong educator, Dr. Biden »

The “Dr.” will see you now

Featured image Roger Kimball’s is the unmistakable voice of the January New Criterion editorial “The ‘Dr.’ will see you now.” Roger takes snapshots of the episode arising from Joesph Epstein’s Wall Street Journal column on Jill Biden, Ed.D., from a variety of perspectives. Roger arrives at the heart of the matter in his conclusion: It was not an encouraging sign that Northwestern University, in addition to issuing its pronunciamentos about Epstein, should »

In defense of Dr. Jill’s dissertation

Featured image If Jill Biden hadn’t insisted on being called “Dr.” I doubt anyone would have examined her doctoral dissertation. And if someone had, I wouldn’t have piled on. But Jill insisted on the appellation, so her dissertation became fair game. Kyle Smith rips it here. He writes: “To call Jill Biden’s dissertation thin gruel is an insult to gruel.” Smith finds the dissertation plagued by “insipid writing, typos, faulty language, [and] »