Please allow a personal point of privilege at the outset:
I REALLY like Mike Pence. Zero sarcasm – I think he is a really good guy.
Pence once saved my professional bacon – now more than a decade ago.
I had scheduled a huge Capitol Hill anti-Fairness Doctrine press conference. Lots of Senators and Congressmen were part of the itinerary – including then-Congressman Pence.
One of the Senators’ offices had secured for us a Senate press room – which then turned out to be not so secured. It was double-booked – and we were out.
Pence stepped right up – and had his staffers scramble and secure us a place on the House side to host it.
Not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things. But emblematic of the man I got to know a little over the years. (more…)
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