Saturday, May 18, 2024

Perhaps Biden’s “More Than Half Of The Women In My Cabinet” Gaffe Was Not A Gaffe

Something President Joe Biden said a few days ago has been taken, perhaps mistakenly, as a comic gaffe.

“But here’s what matters, more than half women in my cabinet, more than half the people, more than half the women in my administration are women,” Biden declared in a recent video that unsurprisingly went viral.

This would seem to signal a rather significant failure of inclusiveness on Biden’s part. After all, with such luminaries as Sam Brinton and “Rachel” Levine occupying posts in the Biden administration one might wonder if what the president is saying checks out as a matter of fact.

Definitions are, of course, key. As we all know, gender is a social construct, and there is no reliable way to determine if someone has an innie or an outie using a visual, physical, or medical examination. Though Biden’s often strange proclivities might make him a better judge. He seems to have an acute sense of smell; perhaps he can tell by sniffing in ways mere mortals cannot which of his minions are male and which female.

Or perhaps Biden is captive to the old ways of thinking and, despite the best efforts of the more “scientific” of his handlers, thinks plumbing determines sex.

This would be unfortunate. Because as you know, the science has been settled, and as a recently affirmative actioned supreme court judge, Ketanji Brown Jackson quipped “I am not a biologist,” implying the need for a six-year degree to determine the gender of the members of the ruling and expert class she has spent her life in contact with.

Levine, the much-celebrated cross-dresser and aptly named rear admiral, USA Today’s “Woman of the Year” and U.S. assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, promptly responded to correctly point out that Mr. Biden is not a biologist and “It’s MAAAM!”

This controversy failed to launch in a clarifying way. Why, your author could have sworn it would have been resolved by White House spokeshuman Karine Jean-Pierre with a statement that as all transwomen are women, there should be no doubt of Biden’s veracity.

And yet the thought remains that we are not done with Biden’s confusion on this issue, and many others where Joe Biden is concerned.