President Biden has left for Delaware and a 10-day vacation. I might be concerned about who’s running the White House with him away, but I assume it’s the same people who run it when he’s there. In an incident of suspicious timing, not only is he getting out of town just as all the Hunter Biden scandals are finally reaching critical mass and being noticed by the media, but as he was leaving for over a week on a Friday, the news was quietly released that he finally acknowledged in an interview with People magazine that he has a seventh grandchild.
If he thought this was going to stop the criticism of him and his wife Jill for ignoring the child, it didn’t. Critics weren’t swayed by his claim that they were “preserving her privacy” as Hunter and her mother were “working together to foster a relationship that is in the best interests of their daughter,” and that “This is not a political issue, it’s a family matter. Jill and I only want what is best for all of our grandchildren, including Navy.”
I understand the skepticism. It’s one thing to respect the child’s privacy or to stand back while the parents work out their differences. But that’s a far cry from instructing your staff to say you only have six grandchildren, as if this one doesn’t even exist.
Still, I’m not going to pile on. Whether it’s out of political expediency or a long overdue burst of human decency, I’m just glad that he’s finally doing the right thing by acknowledging his granddaughter. Now, how about really acting like a grandfather and inviting her to the White House and giving her the gifts that should have been in the Christmas stocking for her that should have been hung up for the past four years?