Kamala Harris’s attempt at a do-over on Memorial Day tweet makes matters worse

Kamala Harris’s attempt at a do-over on Memorial Day tweet makes matters worse
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You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube. You can’t go home again. You get only one chance to make a first impression. All of these aphorisms point to the same bitter lesson Vice Pres. Kamala Harris learned this week. On Saturday, Harris clumsily tweeted out “Enjoy the long weekend.” No mention of the reason why the last Monday in May is recognized as a national holiday.

She was summarily marched to the tool shed by patriotic Americans who found it insulting that the holder of the second highest office in the land hadn’t spoken of the holiday and all it embraces. (The holder of the first highest office in the land didn’t do much better, tweeting, “Stay cool this weekend, folks,” but maybe he was cut some slack because of his age.)

Anyway, Harris’s crackerjack writing crew took another shot at a tweet that would appease the masses. Instead, what they gave her was the content of a third-grade essay with the theme “What Memorial Day means to me.” The sentiment is about as pro forma and, hence, bloodless as you can get.

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The responses on Twitter reveal that she should have quit while she was ahead:

Naturally, there were some who tried to use Harris’s fail as the springboard for a “gotcha”:

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Others used the opportunity to display their ignorance on unrelated topics:

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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