Beau Biden and Joe Biden
Fox News kept it classy in its coverage of former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden's death, bringing in Dr. Keith Ablow to offer his usual brand of sensitive advice. To be fair, Ablow
did seem to understand
that this might not be the time for unhinged attacks, and kept his commentary to platitudes about grieving and such:
"I would say to the vice president or anybody in his position, this is something you will struggle with for a very long time," Ablow told the hosts of Fox & Friends on Sunday. "The way to try to heal, of course, is to try to say let's look at this person's accomplishments, look at their children and try to emulate the best of them going forward."
But is the person the Biden family wants to get platitudes about grieving from the person who, after Joe Biden owned Paul Ryan
in hilarious fashion in the 2012 vice presidential debate, had this
"I did not evaluate Joe Biden but if someone said to me, 'Listen, we want you to do what’s really required to know what happened there,' you have to put 'dementia' on the differential diagnosis," Ablow explained to the hosts of Fox & Friends at the time. "If this were your Dad or your grandfather, wouldn’t you say, if you brought him to me, 'Keith, you gotta tell me, is he suffering with dementia? Because he can’t seem to listen, he’s laughing inappropriately.'"
Actually, Keith, he was laughing entirely appropriately, and if your subsequent suggestion that maybe he was drunk had been true, well, damn. If a drunk man can so thoroughly whip the ass of the GOP's budget boy wonder, that's impressive.
And unfortunately, for what it's worth, I don't think Joe Biden needs Keith Ablow's advice on surviving loss. He's kind of an expert on the subject.
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