There has been a lot of speculation that Indiana Governor Mike Pence might be a strong presidential contender, or at least be in line for consideration as a vice presidential candidate on the Republican ticket. A lot of people across the country might not have been aware of Gov. Pence before last Thursday, but they've probably heard of him now.
"Today I signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act because I support the freedom of religion for every Hoosier of every faith." was how Governor Pence summed up his reasoning for putting his signature on a law that will make it possible for private citizens and business owners to defend themselves from obvious lawsuits and claims of discrimination against gays, lesbians, and transgender people.
But the Governor doesn't see it as a problem, even as various organizations and businesses consider "opting out" of Indiana for their conventions and annual meetings. Even the NCAA, based in Indianapolis, has expressed serious misgivings about the new law.
But hey, if you want a ticket for the Pander Express, you have to pay a little homage to the knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing troglodyte base of your Party. And make no mistake about it, Mike Pence has just had his ticket punched.
All aboard! ( " ...'cept you faggy lookin' guys in the back... and you, the chick with the short hair and the androgynous clothes... and especially YOU, since we can't even decide whether you're a 'setter' or a 'pointer' when we watch you headin' toward the bathroom..."
But it's all okay, if God says so, right?