UPDATE: I now have the full story behind Joe Biden’s unexpected speech yesterday about corpse rape, and, yeah, the demographics of the necrophiliac psycho killer and his victim who caught Joe’s imagination are what readers of @ColinFlaherty — but not watchers of “Law & Order” — would expect.
The Democrats and media are almost unanimously agreed that they will package Joe Biden this fall as a boring, calm, reassuring candidate. The only dissenter is Biden, who sees himself as a man full of surprises who might say anything, whether it’s Thomas Edison not inventing the lightbulb or the following disturbing anecdote:
Here’s the video. https://t.co/GWb0HU7mNb
— David Pinsen (@dpinsen) September 15, 2020
What the hell was that, Joe? The opening scene of some low budget slasher movie screenplay you’ve alway wanted to pitch to Hollywood?
As I’ve been pointing out, with his vanity and lack of filter, the second-most Trump-like man in American politics is Biden. One difference, though, is that with Trump it’s usually pretty obvious at all times which angle he’s working when he brings something up.
But with Biden, a lot that spills out of his mouth seems less than calculated, just something that he suddenly felt the need to get off his chest. I presume that Monday’s excessively-detailed story about the necrophiliac madman was in service to some focus-grouped campaign theme like more money for veterans’ mental health services, but, Joe, please, Too Much Information.
UPDATE: Colin Flaherty points out the story behind Joe’s story. From Delaware Online:
Army veteran gets life sentence for killing 65-year-old Marsha Lee as she walked her dog in 2011.
Jessica Masulli ReyesT he News Journal
An Army veteran has been given two life sentences without parole plus five years after pleading guilty but mentally ill to raping and killing a woman walking her dog in Brandywine Hills.
Dwight L. Smith Jr., 28, ran down Marsha Lee, 65, of Wilmington with his red SUV in December 2011 while she was walking her dog. He then threw her into his vehicle and drove off, according to authorities.
Never specifically mentioned in the text of any articles I’ve seen, but figure-outable from photos and or mentions of the victim’s synagogue is that the psycho killer was black and the woman victim was white.
Perhaps out of respect for the dead, the articles also tend to skip over the corpse rape part that seized Joe’s imagination.