President Donald Trump is melting down under the heat of a serious impeachment inquiry, Democrats are emboldened and some Republicans are beginning to entertain the possibility, however remote, of Mike Pence becoming the 46th President of the United States.
Even though the evidence is overwhelming that Trump committed bribery and obstructed justice in the Ukraine whistleblower scandal, the odds that a two-thirds majority of a Republican-controlled Senate would remove Trump from office are slim to none.
But events are moving at warp speed and momentum may lead to the unimaginable: enough Republican senators succumb to a mountain of evidence that Trump committed impeachable offenses, and they act like statesmen, put country over party and remove Trump from power.
Humor me and try to imagine a Pence presidency: on the plus side obscene tweets and toxic comments would be replaced by innocuous thoughts and sanctimonious prayers and trysts with porn stars and Playboy bunnies would be replaced with prayer sessions with Franklin Graham and Robert Jeffress.
Some devout Muslims get prayer bumps on the forehead due to the friction generated by repeated contact of the forehead with the prayer mat during daily prayers; Pence the devout evangelical gets a brown nose by repeated contact of his nose with Trump’s rectum during his daily devotions.
Therefore I suspect little will change, a sniveling little man who was obsequious to a tyrant won’t suddenly turn into a champion of the poor and disenfranchised when he assumes power.
Immigrants, minorities, gays and lesbians, and women will still be treated like dirt under a Pence administration, the only difference is that the new boss who is same as the old boss, will say a benediction before signing a bill that screws them over.