‘John McCain…could teach Pence — or perhaps not — something about honor…’
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) George F. Will, a columnist for the Washington Post, has removed President Donald Trump as “the worst person in government,” giving the title to Vice President Mike Pence.
Will wrote the column titled, “Trump is no longer the worst person in government,” on May 9, showing his complete disdain for the executive branch, a hatred that Will did not seem to reach during eight years of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
He said Trump had a plan for Pence from the beginning.
He described Pence as a fraud who acts obsequiously to procure favor from his superiors.
This, he said, would turn Pence into “America’s most repulsive public figure.”
Will said Pence’s governing style is “groveling.”
In a December cabinet meeting, Will said, Pence “praised Trump once every 12 seconds for three minutes,” according to the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake.
He criticized Pence for leaving the Indianapolis Colts football game because the players kneeled, mockingly calling their protests “intolerable to someone of Pence’s refined sense of right and wrong.”
Pence gave a speech in Arizona, praising who Will called “a grandstanding, camera-chasing bully and darling of the thuggish right,” former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Will said Pence continued his groveling for Arpaio, the “criminal, convicted of contempt of court.”
Pence said he was “honored” by Arpaio while he thanked him for being a “tireless champion of…the rule of law.”
While denigrating Pence’s speech with Arpaio, Will found time to praise the long-time Republican Senator from Arizona, John McCain.
“Pence’s performance occurred eight miles from the home of Sen. John McCain, who could teach Pence — or perhaps not — something about honor,” Will wrote.
Will said Republicans will not get anything done after the midterms, so he said votes will merely approve or disapprove of the moral character of Trump and Pence.
“There will be negligible legislating by the next Congress, so ballots cast this November will be most important as validations or repudiations of the harmonizing voices of Trump, Pence, Arpaio and the like,” Will wrote. “Trump is what he is, a floundering, inarticulate jumble of gnawing insecurities and not-at-all compensating vanities, which is pathetic. Pence is what he has chosen to be, which is horrifying.”