Vice Presidents are the Rodney Dangerfields of politicians

Ridiculing the VP is a protracted American custom.

The most spoof worthy in fashionable historical past is Dan Quayle. If social media have been round in his time, are you able to think about the quantity of guff he’d have taken after he visited an elementary faculty and incorrectly altered a 12-year-old’s spelling of “potato” to “potatoe”?

Relentless could be placing it mildly.

Fifty years later now comes Kamala Harris taking her flip in the barrel. She’s no Dan Quayle, however give her time. She has potential.

The newest nationwide survey discovered that Harris has a 29% approval ranking. That’s a full 9 factors behind President Joe Biden, who himself got here in at a horrific 38%.

Friends of Kamala will whisper to you that that is grounded in the inherent bias in opposition to girls of shade in America.


Before taking part in the race card, I’d keep in mind that Americans do like to ridicule the vp. She’s getting minimize the identical quantity of slack as Quayle, Dick Cheney and lots of different VPs. A more healthy method to have a look at it’s that Kamala Harris’ approval scores could have one thing to do with, properly, the method she conducts herself.

I’m simply spitballin’ right here.


Jeeze-o, get a load of the newest Joe Biden gossip/information out of Europe. At the local weather summit in Glasgow, British reporters write that “knowledgeable sources’’ say the Duchess of Cornwall “was bowled over to listen to President Joe Biden break wind as they made well mannered small discuss.” “It was lengthy and loud and inconceivable to disregard,” the supply stated. “Camilla hasn’t stopped speaking about it.”

I suppose it’s not simply the mind farts of Joe Biden that now we have to fret about now. It’s his unauthorized emissions, too.

It should be stated, nonetheless, that ripping one whereas British royalty make small discuss looks as if a righteous factor for an American to do. One level for Joe Biden.


Who is accountable for the wildfires in the West? Billionaires, apparently.

“A tiny elite seem to have a free go to pollute. Their outsized emissions are fueling excessive climate round the world and jeopardizing the worldwide objective of limiting international heating. The emissions from a single billionaire spaceflight would exceed the lifetime emissions of somebody in the poorest billion folks on Earth” — Nafkote Dabi, Oxfam’s local weather coverage lead.


— Blood is thicker than water, however cheese dip is thicker than blood, so technically queso is extra essential than household.

— The man who invented the Ferris Wheel by no means met the man who invented the merry-go-round. They travelled in several circles.

— I attempted calling the tinnitus helpline. No reply. Just stored ringing.

— A scientific examine finds that fertility is hereditary. If your mother and father didn’t have any youngsters, probabilities are you received’t both.

— They stated deliver a dessert and a recreation to the occasion. How’d I do?

As we enter the final 7 weeks of 2021, I’d be remiss if I didn’t thanks for studying this column and our newspaper. Local journalism issues. Until subsequent week, please be sort to all you meet, snort just a little and at all times query authority.

(Sherman Frederick is a Nevada Hall of Fame journalist and co-founder of Battle Born Media, a information group devoted to the preservation of group newspapers. You can attain him by e-mail at [email protected])

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