|Posted by JJ The Psychotherapist on May 18, 2021 at 12:50 AM|
"The vice president and her team tend to dismiss reporters. Trying to get her to take a few questions after events is treated as an act of impish aggression," writes Edward-Isaac Dovere. "And Harris herself tracks political players and reporters whom she thinks don't fully understand her or appreciate her life experience."
This list is likely to include Vogue magazine's editors, who enraged liberals earlier this year by placing Harris on the cover. Harris was wearing her signature Converse shoes and all, so it's unclear why the libs were so angry.
According to Dovere's reporting, Harris carefully tracks the terms used to identify her by journalists. "She particularly doesn’t like the word cautious, and aides look out for synonyms too," he writes. "Careful, guarded, and hesitant don't go over well."
It seems that antonyms exist as well. Journalists and other liberals raised concerns about the term "ambitious." during the 2020 campaign. This was particularly true after rumors that some aides to then-candidate Joe Biden felt Harris was too ambitious to be his running mate, and that Biden didn't want to be outshone. Rep. Karen Bass (D-California) was reportedly considered because, unlike Harris, she had no plans to run for president in the future.
In that regard, Harris's willingness to realize her presidential ambition is not bolstered by the Atlantic profile. Given her lackluster political abilities, Biden's death may be the only thing that propels her to the White House. She attempted a presidential run in 2020, but her bid fizzled out before the Iowa caucuses.
When it comes to educating Harris on policy problems, some aides have been "surprised at how much work there is to be done" The vice president's habit of "retreat behind talking points and platitudes in public." has irritated even journalists. According to Dovere, Harris "comes off as so uninteresting that television producers have started to wonder whether spending thousands of dollars to send people on trips with her is worthwhile, given how little usable material they get out of it."
In several respects, Harris resembles Hillary Clinton's non-white counterpart. Both women are guided by a ruthless ambition, but they lack the requisite skills to excel in national politics. When they're regurgitating talking points and platitudes, they're at their most at ease. Objectively, they both have an unsettling sense of humor and began their political careers by dating influential men.
Harris' fascination with keeping track of politicians and journalists who "don't fully understand her or appreciate her life experience" may seem odd, but it's nothing new. Hillary did the same thing, but she was never able to avenge herself. Harris, on the other hand, is unlikely to do so.