While plenty of figures from the center-left and right have defended former vice president and all but certain 2020 hopeful Joe Biden, a certain strain of conservatives has done a bit of a victory lap as of late.

At the Wall Street Journal, Ashe Schow writes that he "reaps the #MeToo whirlwind," lamenting Biden's role in the Obama administration's reduction of evidentiary standards in campus Title IX cases. At Politico Magazine, Emily Yoffe writes that he's "now living in the world of accusation he helped create."

While Schow and Yoffe are correct that Obama's Dear Colleague letter ultimately resulted in campus chaos rather than justice, the question of Biden isn't whether he did what he's accused of; it's only if it matters.

Every "accusation," if you can even call them that, has happened out in the open at photo-ops and campaign events. Biden doesn't stand accused of any behavior that appeared to aim for sexual gratification but, rather, a tone-deaf invasion of personal space. Does anyone really disbelieve Lucy Flores' claim that he kissed the back of her head? It's half a step removed from hair-sniffing, a habit Biden has publicly engaged in for decades without any qualms from our suddenly alarmed media.

The real interesting question of the Biden brouhaha is who to blame: the powerful politician who's been publicly handsy with the ladies for years or his enablers in the Beltway who refused to call him out for it?

Former President Barack Obama reportedly wants to forgo the fray, reserving a defense of Biden even as Republicans have spoken out in support. But quite frankly, it seems like no one would have been more accountable for accepting Biden's behavior than his former boss.