Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, June 16, 2017

Pence is Smarter Than Trump

Vice President Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel to help with both congressional committee inquiries and the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia.

The vice president’s office said Thursday that Pence has retained Richard Cullen, a Richmond, Virginia-based lawyer and chairman of McGuire Woods who previously served as a U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Pence hired a criminal defense guy who has significant experience in federal criminal cases. Trump's going with a civil litigator.

Also, Pence is keeping his yap shut.


w3ski said...

To point out the obvious, 'everybody' is smarter than tRump.

dinthebeast said...

Cullen is apparently quite a guy. Had clients in Watergate and Iran/Contra, got DeLay off, and was AG of Virginia for a while. Was also US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia for a while, which is something of a big deal, especially where federal corruption cases are concerned.
Seems like maybe Pence knows what's coming and is looking to survive it.
When he was in congress one of his colleagues said about him that "There are salads in the cafeteria with higher IQs than Mike Pence", but he does have a law degree, and leaving aside the wisdom of serving the kind of religiously dumb ideology he supports, seems to know how to look after himself.
I speculate that he's secretly thrilled at these turns of events and can't believe his outrageously good fortune.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Pence is smart. Prolly smarter than you and I . I've met him, he ain't no dummy.

Thomas Ten Bears said...

Hi Mike!

Comrade Misfit said...

TTB, what is your blog? If you're linking to mine, I want to link to yours?

(And who is Mike?)