Politico Playbook’s most recent article shredding Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff is being widely criticized by the VP’s allies and others, and while the anonymous sourcing is a lightning rod for those criticisms, that isn’t the real problem with the piece.
Frankly, there’s a lot to criticize in the piece, which paints the VP’s office as a dysfunctional hellscape presided over by stentorian gatekeeper and Chief of Staff Tina Flournoy. There’s this from Josh Barro, not exactly a card-carrying member of the KHive:
Like, the key complaint here seems to be that it’s hard to get access to the Vice President? Why should we assume that’s bad?