What Kamala Harris has learned about being vice president

What Kamala Harris has learned about being vice president
Kamala Harris (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – If her handling of the border crisis is any indication, then the answer is ‘not too much.’]

Critics of Harris see her vice presidency so far as a collection of unconnected set pieces. Harris arrives somewhere with the plane and the motorcade and the Secret Service agents, makes a few mostly bland statements, then tells whomever she’s meeting with about how she’s going to bring their stories back to Washington. Then she’s quickly out of sight again. She marvels aloud to aides about how the president is the same in private as he is in public — a fact that is striking to her because she is still getting to know him, and because her public and private personas are different: She is much looser, and talks more about herself and her experiences, when the cameras are off.

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