The VP – From bad to worse

June 11 – The Fox News headline says it all “Kamala Harris snaps at Univision anchor while pressed on when she’ll visit border: ‘I’m not finished’  Watch the finger pointing and the trademark awkward smile and laugh – here. Photo credit – The Urban Politico

This on the heels, of  an interview with Lester Holt of NBC News, Vice President Kamala Harris seems caught off guard by some of the questions and doesn’t provide appropriate answers for tough inquiries.

When it’s pointed out that she hasn’t physically been to the border between the United States and Mexico, she quips, “And I haven’t been to Europe.”

She then chuckles, “I don’t understand the point that you’re making. I’m not discounting the importance of the border.”

It wasn’t necessarily the best look for the vice president.

Attorney Clint Barkdoll, Pat Ryan and Michele Jansen discussed the vice president Wednesday morning on First News.

Barkdoll said, “She’s being widely criticized even from Democrats about this trip to Guatemala, about her interview with Lester Holt the other night. She just seems very ill equipped.”

For instance, if Barkdoll, Ryan and Jansen were on the vice president’s staff and they knew she was going to sit down with one of the major network news anchors, certainly the three would have briefed her on the questions she could be asked.

Barkdoll said, “She seemed totally caught off guard by that question and it’s just baffling that she would not have been more prepared, knowing that that was a question that certainly was going to be asked of her.”

Jansen added, “It’s stunning, but I think they’re used to being coddled by the press. This is what happens. You do not hone yourself; you do not hone your arguments or figure things out when nobody is willing to dialogue and question.”

In fact, News Talk 103.7FM was asked about the definition of indoctrination today.

Jansen said, “This is the problem. It’s sort of the same family of thought process. If you are never questioned, which is what indoctrination will not allow itself to be questioned. It is why we don’t want it in schools. She’s sort of been indoctrinated to believe she’s never going to get tough questions from the press, so she doesn’t have these answers. They do not hone their arguments. She keeps using the term root causes. She never really explains this at all or gives any good detailed way of the policies they want to suggest how they could possibly work. This is unbelievable. I feel like we’re watching a 12 year old who is the vice president of our country and is expected to know these things and doesn’t. This is a grown woman with a successful career with a good education and she seems incapable of answering questions in depth.”

Barkdoll said, “I felt she really fell flat in that Lester Holt interview. Did not come across well at all. When you see Democrats coming out criticizing her, not a good sign.”

There’s also that rather inappropriate laughter of hers. 

Barkdoll pointed out, “One other thing just stylistically. We’ve talked about over the past year or so when you would see her in these debates this sort of laughter that she engages in that seems inappropriate. If you watch the whole interview, I actually felt for the first time – she does that during the whole interview – it’s almost like it’s a nervous sort of tick that she has that she has this really strange laughter when she’s confronted with something that she’s unable to answer or doesn’t want to answer. If you watch the clips of that interview, she does that throughout, including in response to that question when are you going to the border, why haven’t you been to the border? I’m not saying this to be personally critical of her, but she should have some handlers around her that work on that. I really think it’s creating and conveying bad messaging every time she does an interview.”