Lock Him Up. Him, Too, I Guess. And THEM. September 25, 2023September 25, 2023 Senator Menendez should immediately resign and, once proven guilty, as he almost surely will be, serve time. Hunter Biden — whose “crime” of failing to disclose his drug problem on a gun-permit application is almost laughable in a world where Republicans block universal background checks and won’t add the “no fly list” to a “no buy list” . . . and whose two tax misdemeanors would never land anyone else in jail — perhaps should serve time, too. A service to his country to affirm that no man is above the law, not even the President’s son. (Here’s an account of his offenses and how the plea deal fell apart.) Yes, he profited mightily from his dad’s name . . . as have children from John Quincy Adams to Nancy Sinatra . . . and no, he should never should have put his dad on speaker to impress clients during some of their daily calls or implied he might be able to use his relationship on their behalf . . . but that’s no crime on Hunter’s part, let alone Joe’s. That a Trump-appointed investigator could find nothing significant to charge him with after five years of looking — even with the then-President withholding Congressionally-mandated aid from Ukraine to get dirt that didn’t exist and the KGB (one assumes) cyber-sleuthing toward the same end — suggests this is Benghazi all over again: 8 or 9 Republican-led investigations that found nothing . . . yet achieved their stated goal: hurting Hillary. Trump and his co-conspirators, by contrast, attempted a coup and watched gleefully as the Capitol was attacked, rejecting the peaceful transfer of power that underlies our democracy. Not to mention stealing top-secret documents, lying about having them, refusing to return them; swearing his 10,000-foot condo was 30,000 feet; obstructing justice in ways more than 1,000 former Republican and Democratic federal prosecutors said were indictable felonies . . . and on and on and on. But just focus on the first: overthrowing our government. That’s even worse than accepting bribes or lying on a gun-permit application. Another world leader fearing prison and threatening his nation’s precious democracy is Netanyahu. Tom Friedman opines on What Really Happened at the Biden-Netanyahu Meeting. Fingers tightly crossed he does his homework. Meanwhile, the House is hard at work attempting to shut down the government while looking for ways to impeach Amtrak Joe. Which elicited this “breaking news” from Andy Borowitz at the New Yorker: Republicans Demand Biden Tell Them Why They Are Impeaching Him. Have a great week.