Joe Biden will bring furries back to the White House.

by Patch O'Furr

There’s an unbelievable memory for Lindz, an inventor in California. Lindz loves the Burning Man event that takes place every year in Nevada. One year he went there with a giraffe suit, which led to building a giant robotic giraffe. They go to special events together. They’ve been to furry conventions, and in 2014, they were invited to a Maker Faire on the White House lawn.

Lindz in 2018: “I still have a hard time believing this really happened, but it did, 4 years ago this week. @.@ How things have changed…” (It’s on video and got a lot of headlines.)

When Obama left office, the changes that came led a poet to write about it:

There’s no art in this White House.

There’s no literature, no poetry, no music.

There are no pets in this White House, no loyal man’s best friend, no Socks the family cat, no kids’ science fairs.

Elayne Griffin Baker’s poem went viral when Bruce Springsteen shared it. (Read the rest.) I don’t think Lindz’s memory is what they had on their minds, but of course it was — that’s the beauty of this humanity thing.

Times are changing again and there’s a new family coming to the White House. President Biden, Madame Vice President Harris, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Second Gentlemen Douglas Emhoff, and Champ and Major.

I have no idea if Joe Biden has ever heard of this furry fandom malarky, but if the kids are into it, I’ll bet he won’t just stay on the golf course and ignore them. He’d probably host them on his lawn.

Remember, Joe’s the guy who faced a dirty attack on his son on a national debate stage, part of a “human DDOS”, and he hit back with the hardest punch:

“My son, like a lot of people you know at home, had a drug problem. He’s overtaken it. He’s fixed it. He’s worked on it, and I’m proud of him.”

You don’t have to like his policies or human flaws, but that’s not a prepared speech, that’s the love of a lifetime told to someone who has none. Compare with what molded his opponent’s sons. When I picture them I think of their famous photos from a safari. With something resembling pride, they hold up the mutilated remains of rare animals they sacrificed to impress people who could never include their father with his mutilated heart.

If you see Joe do the shaking-hands-kissing-babies stuff that’s in the politicians job description, remember that moment at the debate, and you can believe he means it. So can any kid in the country.

There’s more good news. In Joe Biden’s first victory speech after the election, he thanked his family and wife for making it possible and pointed out about her:

“For American educators, this is a great day for you all, you’re going to have one of your own in the White House”.

We’ll find out more about policies soon, and there’s a lot to ask about before he takes office in January, so I’ll end with some views from the furry side of things and just one question:

What’s Joe’s fursona?

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