I know many of were joking from the moment Biden picked Kamala Harris as VP that he was merely the Trojan Horse for her reign, but by golly if that joke isn't becoming prophetic:
When have you ever heard of such a policy?
I'd wager most of us can't name three vice presidents from before we were born.
That's because vice presidents aren't the ones calling the shots. Sure, they play a significant role both functionally and constitutionally, but they seldom appear on the front page of history.
Examples: Have you heard of Hannibal Hamlin? Why not? He served with Lincoln during the Civil War after all, the bloodiest conflict on American soil!
Instead, we remember Lincoln's second VP Andrew Johnson, because he had to assume the presidency when Lincoln was shot.
What about William King, Elbridge Gerry, Adlai Stevenson I, Alben W. Barkley, or Dan Quayle? Some of you may remember the latter from George H.W., but most Millennials like myself wouldn't.
This isn't demeaning the important role VPs play: it's a simple acknowledgement that the executive power is vested in the name at the top of the ticket.
There is only one Commander-In-Chief.
With that in mind, here was an email from a White House official reminding all federal agencies to refer to the administration with both Biden and Harris's last names:
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Here's a list of all the different times and ways the hyphenated name is being used.
The conservative LGBT outlet Outspoken, which first reported the news, also noted how Biden-Harris was used on the official White House Twitter account – something never done before by any administration in public communications:
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Then, of course, there's Biden referring to his own VP as "President Harris" (which has happened more than once):
The Washington Times also mentioned that Harris "has reportedly taken calls from foreign heads of state and government."
What do you think? Is this just part of the woke identity politics game the Left is playing to highlight Biden's authority with the name of a woman of color attached?