Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan is just the latest pundit to pounce on increasingly unpopular Vice President Kamala Harris.
In a new Wall Street Journal op-ed, Noonan wrote that Harris needs to “get serious” about her job.
“Might improve her situation”
She began by calling attention to recent reports detailing the vice president’s apparent policy failures as well as polls that have put her approval rating at as low as 28%. The column also highlighted allegations of a “dysfunctional” work environment possibly linked to multiple resignations among Harris staffers.
Noonan went on to offer her suggestions regarding how Harris “might improve her situation,” beginning with “the good news” that the bar has been set exceptionally low for the remainder of the current term.
“The good thing about having been killed is nobody expects anything from you because you’re dead,” Noonan wrote. “Expectations are low. Ms. Harris can use the time of her deadness to focus on why she’s failing.”
The column set out to “trace” the vice president’s “decline” back to a trip in June to address the root causes of illegal immigration and for which she “seemed unprepared, unfocused — unserious.”
According to Noonan, these characteristics have come to define the vice presidency during the Biden era.
“Get this thing turned around”
As for how Harris could “become serious” and reverse course, Noonan urged her “to inform and immerse herself, meet with party thinkers, study her briefing books,” rather than relying “on her sense of her own personal charisma.”
In the end, the columnist seemed to conclude that self-centeredness lies at the root of the vice president’s problems, concluding: “Get your mind off yourself, give America a break, get this thing turned around.”
Of course, Noonan is hardly alone in panning the performance of the current vice president. GOP critics have slammed Harris for just about everything, including her purchase of high-end kitchen products during a recent international trip.
The bulk of that backlash, however, has been directed at her action — or inaction — as the Biden administration’s border czar.
As far back as April, U.S. Rep. Jody Arrington (R-TX) was sounding the alarm, stating at the time: “Here’s the real issue, she fundamentally does not believe crossing our sovereign border should be a crime.”