After Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea, Gail Collins, the .”Pence, who has dutifully stood by the President, mustering a devotional gaze rarely seen since the days of Nancy Reagan, serves as a daily reminder that the Constitution offers an alternative to Trump.
The worse the President looks, the more desirable his understudy seems.
They ribbed each other as they reminisced about the years when the Pences’ six children lived with their parents in a series of modest houses.
There was so little to do in the way of entertainment, Gregory Pence recalled, that “we sometimes got in the car with our parents on Friday nights and followed after the fire truck.” All the boys had nicknames. “Michael’s was Bubbles, because he was chubby and funny.”“Michael’s hilarious,” his mother agreed. We’re faith-filled, and have a good sense of humor.” The family identifies as Catholic, and Mike was an altar boy.
Brief mentions of Edward in the press have described him as having worked in the Chicago stockyards, leaving the impression that he was poor.Kennedy, he calculated his odds of ascension to be approximately one in four, and is said to have told Clare Boothe Luce, “I’m a gambling man, darling, and this is the only chance I’ve got.”If the job is a gamble for Pence, he himself is something of a gamble for the country.During the tumultuous 2016 Presidential campaign, relatively little attention was paid to how Pence was chosen, or to his political record.Shortly after their arrival, Michael Pence, the couple’s third child, was born. I always looked forward to going back to Chicago.” But the family stayed, gradually moving into the upper middle class—Edward became part owner of an oil distributorship—and switching from the Democratic to the Republican Party.Fritsch had worshipped the Kennedys, but, she said, “I guess I became a Republican because my husband was one.Pence leans so far to the right that he has occasionally echoed A. “Trump’s got the populist nationalists,” Bannon said. Without Pence, you don’t win.”Pence has taken care to appear extraordinarily loyal to Trump, so much so that Joel K. Doug Deason was enlisted, in part, by Pence, whom he had known and supported for years.