Just Bad Touch Joe being Joe.
On Tuesday alone, two more women told The New York Times that the former vice president’s touches made them uncomfortable.
That’s framed under a headline of, “Biden’s Tactile Politics Threaten His Return in the #MeToo Era”.
Also “Serial Killer’s Tactile Interactions Threaten His Workplace Career”.
Tactile politics may be the most interesting euphemism the media has come up with yet.
The list of women coming forward is growing. Caitlyn Caruso, a former college student and sexual assault survivor, said Mr. Biden rested his hand on her thigh — even as she squirmed in her seat to show her discomfort — and hugged her “just a little bit too long” at an event on sexual assault at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. She was 19.
Ms. Caruso, now 22, said she chalked up the encounter at the time to how men act, and did not say anything publicly. But she said it was particularly uncomfortable because she had just shared her own story of sexual assault and had expected Mr. Biden — an architect of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act — to understand the importance of physical boundaries.
Allegedly groping a woman who had been assaulted at an event on sexual assault is truly something else. I would like to say it’s unimaginable, but Biden’s fellow creepy Democrat, Bob ‘Filthy’ Filner, was accused of something similar.
D. J. Hill, 59, a writer who recalled meeting Mr. Biden in 2012 at a fund-raising event in Minneapolis, said that when she and her husband, Robert, stepped up to take their photograph with the vice president, he put his hand on her shoulder and then started dropping it down her back, which made her “very uncomfortable.”
Her husband, seeing the movement, put his hand on Mr. Biden’s shoulder and interrupted with a joke. Ms. Hill did not say anything at the time and acknowledged that she does not know what Mr. Biden’s intention was or whether he was aware of her discomfit.
That’s four women.
But the New York Times desperately tries to carry water for Biden by describing his behavior as affectionate and supportive.