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Does Joe Biden need a conservatorship?

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America’s wacky Libertarian party, which sadly never gets anywhere in presidential elections, has just filed a petition to put Democratic President Joe Biden, 80, and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, 81, under ‘conservatorship’. The Libertarians claim that America’s ‘geriatric elites’ are evidently unfit for public office and need, for everyone’s sake, to have all decision-making powers taken away. 

The petition is a clever stunt — funny because it’s so true. There’s something deeply wrong with America’s leadership and everyone knows it. 

There’s something deeply wrong with America’s leadership and everyone knows it

The Republican party has just announced that it will be launching an impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden over his possible involvement, as vice president, in his son’s dodgy business dealings. This third impeachment bid in four years is in no small part motivated by a desire to avenge the ongoing lawfare against 77-year-old Donald J Trump. 

What’s amusing is that, because Washington now so often seems to be a never-ending squabble in a retirement village, almost nobody is taking the impeachment process or the grave claims against the Bidens all that seriously. For political commentators, the immediate question is not whether Biden is guilty or not, or whether he should be removed from power. It’s whether the Republicans have made a strategic mistake in initiating an impeachment process against a president who is clearly failing. 

The latest polls show that almost two-thirds of Democrats would rather Biden not stand again. And three-quarters of all Americans have ‘serious concerns’ about his physical and mental ability to serve his country. 

The evidence of Biden’s frailty is all too obvious. At the weekend, during his trip to Hanoi for the G20 summit, the Commander-in-Chief once again proved all the doubters right.

His press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, felt compelled to call an end to his press conference because the Commander-in-Chief appeared to be on one of his now all-too familiar rambles down memory-loss lane.

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