Being vice president of the Unites States isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the days when Dick Cheney could run wars from the shadows of his vice presidential lair. Being Kamala Harris isn’t what it used to be, either. The shine has come off the once glamorous California political star who then-President Barack Obama appreciatively declared, “By far, the best looking attorney general in the country!” Now, after her big Election Day promotion, less than four in 10 Americans approve of her performance, including an abysmal 38% of her fellow Californians.

Washington’s famed attack dogs who, not long ago, panted like Shitzu’s in her purse, now struggle to find a complimentary word. Last weekend, Harris led a sprawling, bi-partisan, US delegation to the Munich Conference on International Security. Established in 1963 as a power gabfest strictly dedicated to “all talk, no action,” Harris stumbled over even that low bar. Just minutes after boasting that “preventative sanctions” against Russia would temper President Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine fever, Harris shrugged: “We believe that Putin’s made his decision.” As so he has. A mere four days after the Munich debut of America’s second in command, Russian tanks are rolling into Ukraine.

Back when the media still swooned over the woman currently one wobbly heartbeat from the presidency, Harris told the Washington Post, “I am who I am. I’m good with it.” The public wishes she would get good at it.