[A]fter 4 years of obedience as vice chairman, Pence has no plans to sentence Trump or to talk out throughout the Senate impeachment trial, individuals near the previous vice chairman stated. He’s nonetheless working from a playbook of obsequiousness that grew to become second nature — he by no means aired his grievances publicly and delivered his usually rose-colored counsel to Trump solely in non-public, one-on-one settings.
I’m wondering if there’s a literal “playbook of obsequiousness,” and in that case, does Mom let him learn it after bedtime?
Oh, however Pence’s continued public deference to Trump doesn’t imply his emotions weren’t damage by Trump’s determination to let him be hanged in public so Trump wouldn’t have to surrender his further White Home ice cream scoop and limitless free airplane rides. They had been. You’d simply by no means realize it from speaking to him.
However the rift that emerged between Trump and Pence — after Trump inspired a frenzied mob that later chanted “Hold Mike Pence!” because it stormed via the Capitol, in quest of the then vice chairman — is unlikely ever to totally heal, individuals near Pence stated.
One ally described the previous vice chairman as annoyed with what Trump did and stated it will ceaselessly change his relationship with Trump. This individual added, nonetheless, that Pence doesn’t share the animus or fury that a few of his former aides have for the president.
Do Republicans really feel some bizarre frisson of pleasure when Trump brutally assaults or betrays them? Is that this one thing we mere mortals merely can’t perceive? As a result of if any of my bosses had ever handled me this disrespectfully, I’d have instantly FedEx’d them my company-issued gimp costume (with out dry-cleaning it first!) and by no means spoken to them once more.
However Republicans preserve coming again for extra.
And it’s not simply Milquetoast Mike Pence.
Trump gave out Lindsey Graham’s private cell phone number at a rally, and Graham ultimately grew to become his champion.
Trump implied Ted Cruz’s spouse was ugly and that his dad had a hand in JFK’s assassination, and Ted grew to become his gracious and constant servant.
Kevin McCarthy was harassed and almost killed by Trump’s mob, and Trump refused to lift a finger to protect him. Nonetheless, McCarthy nonetheless flew right down to Florida three weeks later to kiss his ring.
And regardless of figuring out past a shadow of a doubt that Trump is the human equal of dumpster sushi, Mitch McConnell gladly wolfed down each rancid, mealy chew for years.
It’s inconceivable, however it’s what it’s. If these guys obtained right into a grotesque clown automotive accident and also you needed to Frankenstein them collectively to confect one traditionally terrible legislator, you’d be hard-pressed to find a backbone or get better a single languorous ball.
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