Who is Mike Pence?


Your DGB for today is read up on the current Veep, Mike Pence. It’s possible that because of the incandescent dumpster fire that is POTUS, you might not have given Pence a long, hard look. But you should. For one thing, he *could* be Vice President for six more years. For another, he could become President in a hurry if Trump is successfully impeached.

There is no easy way to say this, but Pence is a disaster waiting to happen. He’s a deeply backward-thinking religious zealot who yearns to put to death women who have abortions, and thinks science - not just climate science, but ALL SCIENCE - is a bunch of secular hooey. A Pence Vice Presidency is bad enough, especially if he’s pulling strings behind the scenes. A Pence presidency? Whoa, mama - that could be bad.

So, stuck between a rock and a hard place, the first thing we should do is arm ourselves with knowledge. Start with this not-at-all-terrifying opinion piece that came out this weekend. Then read this cheery report on Pence and LGBTQ+ rights by Human Rights Watch and round out your fun-filled adventure with this short item on Pence’s views on science.

Whether Pence gains the Oval Office or not, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on this guy. Some say he looks adoringly at Trump; we say he looks more like a predator eyeballing his next meal.