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A Fly Takes the Week
Nancy Pelosi (YouTube screenshot)

Another bizarre week that featured a reversal of expectations when the Donald rather than Clueless Joe blew off the next presidential debate. Then there was a fly-blown VP debate in Salt Lake City. The week ended with the Democrats taking a break from badgering the Donald to declare he would accept the results of the 2020 election. They used the time to introduce a bill to attempt to oust the Donald from 1600 via the 25th Amendment, thereby demonstrating they’ve yet to accept the outcome of the 2016 election. Whether this is just more political theater or what passes on Capitol Hill for a serious attempt at a coup, we’ll have to see.

Mike Pence, our patriotic VP, did a fine job Wednesday night, scoring points in a workman-like way while challenger Kamala Harris mugged, rolled her eyes, and otherwise condescended. Her remarks, in between making faces, demonstrated a commitment to the leftist worldview rather than the world as it is. Her mantra, used to ward off Pence’s attempted course corrections, was, “I’m speaking!” Pence was too much the gentleman to counter-punch with, “Yes — and you’re speaking rot.”

Alas, the debates have not and likely will not change any minds. I’ve never seen an election cycle where there are so few undecideds. Even people who tell pollsters they haven’t made up their mind have made up their mind. Choices are welded in place. Might as well have the presidential election tomorrow.

The star on Wednesday night has to have been the fly that landed on Mike Pence’s hair and stayed there for two minutes and nine seconds. Too long for a touch and go, and too little time to require a change of address. (And how dreary that someone had so much time on his/her hands and nothing better to do with it than to put a stopwatch on this unbudgeted-for visit.) Look for the fly to appear on the late-night TV shows. I’m sure he already has an agent.

What can next week do to top this? Can’t say as I’m eager to find out.

Larry Thornberry
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Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa.
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