Pence Replacing Christie as Transition Team Chair

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  • #1109
    Administrator
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    This is good news indeed, from the Washington Free Beacon:

    Vice President-elect Mike Pence will take over the job of leading the Donald Trump administration’s White House transition, the New York Times reported on Friday.

    VP-elect Pence is a better, more logical choice for this positon. Also, he’s not Christie. I can’t hold too much against Christie, except that he cannot be trusted. He has a lot right about him, so I do not condemn him in totality, but his opportunism marks him as not reliable enough for this task. I will not forget his knee-capping of Romney by affiliating openly with Obama just before the election of 2012.
    So good for Pence, and more particularly, good for the Trump administration. This is yet another sign that things are progressing in a professional, serious manner.

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  • #1127
    Trinity Waters
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    He kept Christie as a vice chair, so he’s good. Pence, an impressive guy, is perfect for the lead as he has experience in the swamp, and Trump will need some of that since he’s an outsider.

  • #1128
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    Yup. This is a good thing however we look at it.

  • #1145
    RightAngles
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    It’s good. For one thing, I haven’t been able to see Christie the same way since the Hurricane Hug, but also he’s slightly tainted by Bridgegate at the moment, not to mention his conduct during the primaries.

  • #1179
    Devereaux
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    You have not mentioned Pence has tossed out all the lobbyists. What a refreshing move! Big name dudes, too.

  • #1185
    EThompson
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    Pence is a stand-up guy and as VP-elect I consider it to be his job to run the transition team.

    Still keeping my fingers crossed for Giuliani and Ingraham as SoS and Press Secretary. Particularly “America’s mayor” because I’m tired of the past Secretaries of State (including the impressive Condi Rice) operating as if their job is to appease other nations.

    It is not. It is further the political interests of America. Period. Mitt’s a little too diplomatic for this job. I say this with a heavy heart because the first essay I ever posted on R in 2011 was entitled “Ann Romney for First Lady.”

    • #1203
      MLH
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      A little NYC heavy, no? There has to be some peeps out in the wilds west of the Poconos.. .

  • #1197
    Administrator
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    Yup to all of the above. Do not let the continuing media deception get to you. Trump is ahead of schedule and under budget.

  • #1201
    Devereaux
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    Liz, you know when Romney lost I sort of breathed a sigh of relief. I had the definite sense that he was not going to change anything, just make it work better under the same rules. And when things went to heck, republicans would be blamed. As things worked out, this result is better.

    Any residual like for Romney went away when he so vehemently attacked Trump. A Bush acolyte it would seem. HW was a jerk – and a bad president. I’m beginning to think Mitt is of the same cloth.

  • #1202
    EThompson
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    Devereaux,

    I think you’re right, particularly as I found it so easy to support Trump at the very beginning.

    I’ve written the most complimentary posts about Jeb and Mitt but supported Trump from day one of the 2016 primaries. I would say I was a tad surprised about this; I lived in NYC for 12 years and pretty much considered The D as merely part of the landscape.

    Funny how a $20 trillion dollar debt affects one’s vote.

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