Why We Are PenceWatching

You may have noticed there’s a lot of Trumpstuff going on. Bizarre appointments of the uniquely-unqualified to powerful positions. Strange bedfellows, ala Vladimir Putin. A startling lack of diversity in the Presidential Succession–old white guys with suspect belief systems, military malfeasance, and even questionable patriotism.

What happened to all that Party of Lincoln rhetoric?

More importantly, what will happen? We think there’s a high possibility Mr. Trump may not serve out his term and that Mr. Pence will become the Leader of the Free World. Mr. Pence, who has for years stated that he is a “Christian first,” then a conservative, then a Republican, then (presumably, he doesn’t add this part) an American.

Where will this “Christian first” land him on the issue, say, of Vlad P and the hacking of the DNC? Where does “Christian first” place him in the fight against ISIS, butchers, as they are, of Muslims? Where does “Christian first” place him on any issue of any importance.

“Christian first” is not the correct description of an American politician. American first. American. American. American.

Americans know what to think about Vlady. Americans know what to think about ISIS. Think like an American, Mike. Ask, “What would Lincoln do?” When faced with Russian attack against our most precious democratic ideals, I think we know.


Sharon Hambrick grew up in Fundamentalist Christianity and still “defaults” Fundy much of the time, to her own consternation. A licensed California lawyer, mother of five, wife of one, writer, inveterate road-tripper, and burgeoning feminist Democrat, Sharon wept away November 9, but woke up on November 10 determined to do something. When the idea of a Pence Watch was presented to her, she eagerly hopped on board.

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