You Can Ask Me to Believe a Lot . . .

But I am afraid that you cannot ask me to believe that Hunter Biden, son of the Vice President of the United States, took a position with Ukraine’s largest gas producer without White House knowledge and approval. And you certainly cannot ask me to believe that Bursima Holdings gave the job to Hunter Biden without thinking that perhaps, just perhaps, it would help give them access to the Obama administration and influence the administration’s thinking on a variety of issues. I was led to understand that this kind of behavior is unethical and intolerable, so I would like to know why it is that the White House appears all too willing to tolerate it.

Finally, you cannot ask me to believe that if the shoe were on the other foot, and the child of a Republican Vice President got a plum job on the board of a giant gas producer, the same people who dismiss the Hunter Biden story as being much ado about nothing would be similarly blasé. Elizabeth Cheney got grief for working in the State Department at the same time that her father was vice president. Are we really supposed to accept the notion that Hunter Biden’s decision to take a job on the board of a company that happens to be the largest gas producer for a country that is currently very much on the Obama administration’s radar screen is some kind of nothingburger?