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Hunter Biden is Living Proof Life is Unfair

Brett Davis

Posted on July 26, 2021 06:54

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Political privilege: Despite a history of deplorable behavior — including drug and sex scandals — he continues to fail upward, often falling into huge piles of money in the process.

Hunter Biden — troubled second son of President Joe Biden — is attempting to reinvent himself as an artist, potentially and maddeningly making up to $1 million for each of his abstract paintings. Really.

This development is a sucker punch to the concept of cosmic justice, considering the younger Biden’s black sheep resumé. A laptop that almost certainly belongs to Hunter Biden confirms a lewd and shockingly reckless lifestyle rivaling that of Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen. In short, Biden never pays the price for his sins. If anything, he is rewarded for his egregious conduct.

Consider just some of the highlights — er, lowlights — of the ethically-challenged tapestry that is a life filled with blatant conflicts-of-interest, horrific substance abuse and questionable amorous adventures:

* He penned a drug- and sex-fueled memoir of his life — “Beautiful Things” — that came out in April, and flopped like a fish out of water. Nevertheless, he was paid up to $2 million for his efforts.

* He served on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma from April 2014 to April 2019, despite his lack of experience in the industry. Again, he was handsomely compensated for his ceremonial role, although exact figures are hard to come by.

* He dated the wife, Hallie Biden, of his late older brother Beau. The former siblings-in-law were romantically linked from 2016 through 2018. Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015.

* While possibly still involved in said relationship, he got Lunden Roberts — a stripper at a Washington, D.C. club — pregnant. In August 2018 she gave birth to a son, with a subsequent DNA test confirming Biden as the father.

* He was kicked out of the Navy Reserves in 2014 after testing positive for cocaine.

Given who Biden’s father is (president) and was (perennial senator, vice president), Biden the younger was always shielded from any serious blowback and allowed to go on about his questionable business.

The pattern that is scandal-prone Hunter Biden’s charmed life — raking in huge sums of money for careers he is unqualified to perform, presumably while keeping his pants on — continues with his aforementioned budding art career. Biden’s ability to blow paint through a straw, rather than use it to inhale cocaine into his nostrils, now apparently qualifies him as a serious artist deserving of a solo exhibition of 15 paintings in October at George Berges’ SoHo gallery in New York City, with a private viewing for VIP collectors in Los Angeles in September. Seriously.

Elizabeth Weinberg/The New York Times


Nice work if you can get it.  

President Biden could put the kibosh on his son’s latest shenanigans, which presents an obvious dilemma in terms of optics, ethics and national security. That Biden the elder has not put a stop to this — see the administration’s harebrained scheme for blind sales of Biden the younger’s paintings — is as ridiculous as the big intellectual put-on that is abstract art.

Brett Davis

Posted on July 26, 2021 06:54

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