If you’re a Democrat, you can always count on the MMMs to get outraged on your behalf, even if they have to fabricate the outrage.
Case in point: The private residence for the VP is under renovation. So VP Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, have been in staying in Blair House, the president’s official guest quarters.
This could be a mildly interesting human-interest story, but CNN’s not happy with a mildly interesting human-interest story. They want controversy and suffering.
Take the headline: They’re saying, with straight faces, that Harris and Emhoff are “living out of suitcases”? Like they’re staying in a Motel 6; scrounging under the car seats for change to do laundry down the hall by the ice machine? Ordering pizza or Chinese for dinner; eating bagels and stale cereal in the continental breakfast dining room?
I’m gonna guess Blair House has Secret Service protection, 24/7 kitchen staff, limo service, suites with office equipment and services, maybe even Wi-Fi!
CNN checked on the renovations and reports the house was built in 1893; the renovations underway include extensive foundation repairs. But they couldn’t figure out why renovations are taking so long, so they really have no choice but to assume racism and/or misogyny are involved.
There’s also a couple anonymous quotes from White House staffers. I suspect they’re anonymous not due to security concerns, but rather because no one wanted to go on record saying stupid things like “She is getting frustrated” about this non-story.
It does sound frustrating: She’s staying in a luxurious four-story mansion across the street from the White House with dozens of staff and security personnel taking care of her; she doesn’t have to lift a finger to get anything she needs.
It must be really difficult for poor, poor Kamala Harris.