Instapundit says: "This sounds a bit catty, no?"
Well, yeah. "Effort" isn't saying much. It takes effort to get out of bed in the morning and drag a comb through your hair. But, let's be clear, the insinuation is serious effort, because otherwise, why say "let's be clear"?
I'm looking at pictures of Kamala Harris, and I don't assume she puts a lot of work into her looks. She wears a suit, a double string of pearls, light makeup, a simple hairdo. What's the big deal? She's healthy and has naturally good features.
Am I lacking in clarity?
Let's be clear, let's be clear can be an irritating phrase. It's closely allied to Obama's phrase "let me be clear." (And Elizabeth Warren's "I want to be clear. ") "Let's"— let us — is more inclusive, but in a coercive way. You're the one purporting to be clear. Quit demanding that I own your statements!
Hey, did you know that back in 2009, Harris said, about Obama, "He looks and he sounds like a million bucks"?
2 more thoughts (both via Meade):
1. Obama apologized to Harris, but Obama should apologize to his daughters.
2. Harris looks like Obama Girl.