Kamala Harris has canceled a major event out of solidarity with striking Hollywood scriptwriters.
The vice president will not attend an event with MTV on "mental health awareness."
Like her boss, the deeply unpopular vice president has been known to rely on the late-night "comedy" circuit -- infamous for its tedious liberal moralizing about Donald Trump, and lately, vaccines -- as a public relations crutch.
But in a stunning move, Harris is siding with the people who write Hollywood's propaganda over the talking heads who deliver it.
The Writers' Guild of America strike has forced the likes of Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel off the air since May 2.
The guild's president Meredith Stiehm thanked Harris "for supporting our labor action as we fight for a fair contract,” adding that “11,500 writers are grateful for her solidarity.”
The MTV event would have been Harris' first in her home state of California since President Biden launched his re-election campaign -- with Harris once again joining him on the ticket.
Harris declined to attend "with the hope that the event will be rescheduled," the Los Angeles Times reported.
Her hand was likely forced by her party's pro-union politics. She is the chair of the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment, and her boss is known for his friendliness with unions -- at least when it's convenient (just ask rail workers.)
President Biden called for the writers to get a "fair deal" during a movie screening at the White House this week.
"Nights like these are a reminder of stories and the importance of treating storytellers with the dignity, respect, and the value they deserve,” Biden said. “I sincerely hope the writers strike in Hollywood gets resolved and the writers are given a fair deal they deserve as soon as possible.”
Come to think of it, Harris could use some new writers herself.
The vice president's uncomfortably awkward, rambling speeches are fodder for right-wing pundits and even the occasionally edgy liberal entertainer, a creature that has become as rare as the Dodo bird.
Harris visited Georgia on Friday where she prattled on with cliches about "our democracy," a staple in the administration's crude and unimaginative rhetoric.