Word has been building about Mike Pence for some time now, and for good reason. While keeping himself in the background during the post-DeLay power jockeying, Pence has quietly been raising his national profile. On Wednesday he delivered an address to the Leadership Institute just outside Washington, and after several days of reflection it seems safe to say that the politicking conservative will find Pence’s prescription for changing the tide in Congress at once bracingly potent and refreshingly delicious.
At the center of his speech was a quote from Dick Armey — “We do what we ought not to do, in order to get elected to do what we ought to do but never get around to doing.” Pence wants a reckoning, and isn’t afraid to lay out his reasoning. I consider more of his zingers here.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?