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 September 3, 2023

New book reveals that VP Harris is hyper-aware of criticism

Vice President Kamala Harris is overly sensitive to any criticism that is directed at her. 

This is according to a new book from Franklin Foer, a staff writer for The Atlantic. The book is called, The Last Politician. The book is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, and, according to the New York Timesit is an account of President Joe Biden's first two years in office.

"With unparalleled access to the tight inner circle of advisers who have surrounded Biden for decades, Franklin Foer dramatizes in forensic detail the first two years of the Biden presidency, concluding with the historic midterm elections," the Amazon listing reads.

Harris, of course, is a member of the Biden administration. So, there are bits about Harris in the book, including a claim that Harris is hyper-sensitive to criticism.

Foer, according to Fox News, writes, "Harris possessed what one of her colleagues described as ‘rabbit ears.' Whenever there was a hint of criticism of her — either in the West Wing or in the press — she seemed instantly aware of it."

The term "rabbit ears" is defined as "acute sensitivity to gives, insults, or sarcasm."

Foer goes on to write that, "Rather than brushing [criticism] aside, [Harris] wanted to know who was speaking ill of her and what they were saying."

Foer relates one incident in which Harris "read a devastating story" on a news website and "responded by briefly freezing out an aide whom she suspected of cooperating with reporters."

Foer writes that "[Harris] let the criticism guide her."

At the time of this writing, neither the White House nor Harris has responded to this description of her. No one has attempted to deny what Foer has written.

Harris remains one of the least popular vice presidents in American history and one of the least popular politicians in present-day America.

Harris's current favorability rating, according to Real Clear Politics, is, on average, only 37%. On Individual polls, Harris has scored significantly lower.

Similarly, a recent NBC News poll found that 49% of registered voters have a negative view of Harris. NBC reported, "Harris’ net-negative rating (-17) is the lowest for any vice president in the poll’s history."

With numbers such as these, it is not that surprising that a lot of criticism gets aimed at Harris. And, it appears - if Foer's reporting is accurate - that Harris not only is aware of the criticism but, more or less, has succumbed to it. This is not exactly the trait of a leader.

Written By:
Robert Ayers

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