Harris Needs To Warm Up Her Act
WASHINGTON -- She hasn't had a good moment yet. Brittle is the word, without a bit of President Joe Biden's bonhomie.
I speak of Vice President Kamala Harris, who made history as the first Black person -- and the first woman -- ever to get the job. Her presidential campaign failed before the first contest in Iowa. Nearly five months in as Veep, and it's safe to say she's not winning new hearts and minds.
An example: She marched in Washington's Pride parade, but only for about a block -- just long enough to get her picture taken. Then she took off, likely up Massachusetts Avenue to her northwest mansion.
Harris has an awkward habit of laughing loudly at her own lines (when nobody else is), as seen at the U.S. Naval Academy commencement.
More serious were her harsh words during her first trip abroad, to Guatemala, on securing the southern border.
"Do not come; do not come" did not sit well in a nation of immigrants, since the Mayflower landed and the Statue of Liberty welcomed poor huddled masses yearning to be free. The United States is morally (and legally) obligated to assist fleeing political refugees.
Sorry to say, Harris did not reflect us well that day, as a nation turning over a new leaf from former President Donald Trump. Further, she has not even visited the border, as Lester Holt of NBC News fished out in an interview.
"And I haven't been to Europe," Harris told Holt, flippantly. Whatever.
Biden asked her to shepherd the Voting Rights Act -- a major assignment.
Just one thing: Harris recently offended a pivotal senator, Joe Manchin, D-W. Va, when she went to West Virginia and did a live interview in his state on infrastructure without calling him.