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A Digital Publication of The Anonymous Anything Society - July 4, 2018
THE INEFFABLE MIKE PENCE
Ineffable: "A happiness that is incapable of being fully expressed" óWebsters
I make plenty of mistakes while writing, mostly spelling, even though my editing program has an excellent spell checker. My old Underwood that I pounded on for 60 years didn't have a spell checker. Today, it's a keyboard and computer screen, where the faces and fate for all classes flash by at the speed of light.
Last week, I included the name of the Vice President of the United States in my piece, spelling his last name "Penn." Often when an error is so obvious, someone writes and informs me, but no one did. One of two things took place. No one reads my blog or no one noticed my typing error. I don't know which is worst. To spend as much time as I do on these essays and learn that no one reads them, is discouraging.
As punishment, I decided that I would learn all I could about the former Governor of Indiana and why he seems so ecstatically happy in his position. It's not an act. Never is heard a discouraging word from Mike Pence. "I do ribbon cuttings and funerals," was how he once was reported to have disparaged his position in the Washington power structure.
That genuine, fixed, gentle smile accompanied with a sincere, admiring glint in his eyes remains, no matter what; Donald Trump can do no wrong.
Even if he disagreed with Trump, Mike Pence is one of the few people the President can't fire. As long as Trump is President, the worst that could possibly happen to Vice-President Pence is to be forever relegated to attending parades and applauding.
But a novel notion intruded upon my mental meanderings: No matter what happens, Mike Pence has a good chance of running for the top job in the federal government in less than seven years. Unlike Bannon, Kushner and Ryan, Pence carefully avoids taking a public position contrary to one of Trump's.
Worth keeping in mind: Fourteen Presidents once served as Vice President.
-Phil Richardson, Observer of the Human Condition and Storyteller. "He goes doddering on into his old age, making a public nuisance of himself."óJoseph Menchen
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