Tuesday, April 23, 2024

A Searing Kamala Harris Trounces Mike Pence in Only Vice Presidential Debate: “I will not be lectured”


Kamala Harris certainly fulfilled all of my expectations tonight, and my guess is I’m not alone. I actually clapped and wanted to stand up during her responses to Mike Pence in the only vice presidential debate tonight.

Susan Page of USA Today did a much better job at controlling the candidates during the debate, although she had a lot of help from Harris. The California senator routinely stared Pence down and said, “Mr. Vice President, I am speaking.” She would not allowed him to interrupt her.

Even better, Harris at least twice told Pence “I will not be lectured” as he lied about her career as a prosecutor, among other things. Harris has a great side eye, and she gave it to Pence many times. Pence, on the other hand, was busy overtalking Harris and Page, who admonished him many times.

Harris does not suffer fools gladly. Her disdain for Pence was clear, and also amusing. Pence seemed like a sad old man from another century, and culture. He can’t compete with her. And he didn’t.

Pence also suffered from some physical issues. As many on Twitter noted, his eye seemed very red, maybe suggesting an infection. He also had a fly land on his shellacked head and stay there for a bit. It was unclear if the fly was trying to get in or head out of his head.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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