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Mike Pence Just STUNNED America…No One Saw THIS Coming!
By Kathy Shaidle|December 8, 2016

Politicians are usually the kind of people who hog the spotlight. They naturally gravitate to a vocation where all eyes will be on them.

However, one Washington, D.C. resident had an experience that turned that stereotype on its head.

Benny Johnson is used to the motorcades that make traffic in the nation’s capital so stressful. What he didn’t expect was what happened when one of these motorcades stopped at the World War II Memorial on the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Johnson writes that even though an executive branch VIP was obviously being transported to the scene, the memorial wasn’t on lockdown:

My curiosity piqued as I entered the memorial. There, sitting amongst the processional was none other than Vice President-elect Mike Pence. He was flanked by WWII veterans, some who served during the attack on Perl Harbor, FDR’s grandson and Senator John McCain.

So why was this stop not on the vice president-elect’s schedule?

According to a top Pence official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Mike Pence did not want to cause a “distraction” by being on the official schedule, he wanted the event to revolve around the veterans present.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: An honor guard participates in a Veterans Day ceremony at the World War Two Memorial November 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. The ceremony paid tribute to the more than 16 million men and women who served with the U.S. armed forces during World War Two. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Johnson was told that Pence simply wanted to “sit in the audience and not be recognized.”

None of the employees had been notified in advance of Pence’s low key visit. After laying a wreath, he left “as silently and swiftly as he had arrived.”

What a welcome change of pace. No selfies or speeches or other attention-grabbing stunts, just an old fashioned sense of decorum. This bodes well for the tone of the Trump administration.

Source: Independent Journal Review

Kathy Shaidle
Kathy Shaidle started blogging in 2000, at RelapsedCatholic. In 2007, she set up FiveFeetOfFury as the new home for her irreverent rants. Her books include The Tyranny of Nice (a Conservative Book Club selection), Confessions of a Failed Slut, and the forthcoming Society of Losers. Shaidle is a weekly columnist for Taki’s Magazine. “Kathy Shaidle is one of the great virtuoso polemicists of our day: If the human rights racketeers get their way, she’ll be unpublishable in her own country. But, in the end, that’s a reflection not on her but on them.” — Mark Steyn, from his introduction to her book The Tyranny of Nice
Kathy Shaidle started blogging in 2000, at RelapsedCatholic. In 2007, she set up FiveFeetOfFury as the new home for her irreverent rants. Her books include The Tyranny of Nice (a Conservative Book Club selection), Confessions of a Failed Slut, and the forthcoming Society of Losers. Shaidle is a weekly columnist for Taki’s Magazine. “Kathy Shaidle is one of the great virtuoso polemicists of our day: If the human rights racketeers get their way, she’ll be unpublishable in her own country. But, in the end, that’s a reflection not on her but on them.” — Mark Steyn, from his introduction to her book The Tyranny of Nice
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