Dating antique dovetails
Eighty-four and energetic, Fritsch met me for coffee this summer, along with her eldest son, Gregory, who is in the antiques business in the Columbus area.
Like the Vice-President, they are good-looking, with chiselled features, and have an unpretentious, amiable manner.
When Trump gave his acceptance speech, in the ballroom of the Hilton Hotel in midtown Manhattan, he vowed to serve “the forgotten men and women of our country,” and promised to “rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, and hospitals.” Upstairs, in a room reserved for Party élites, several of the richest and most conservative donors, all of whom support drastic reductions in government spending, were celebrating. “If Pence were to become President for any reason, the government would be run by the Koch brothers—period. Bannon is equally alarmed at the prospect of a Pence Presidency.
Doug Deason, a Texas businessman and a political donor, recalled to me, “It was amazing. He told me, “I’m concerned he’d be a President that the Kochs would own.”, the local newspaper, told me, “Mike Pence wanted to be President practically since he popped out of the womb.” Pence exudes a low-key humility, but, Mc Cawley told me, “he’s very ambitious, even calculating, about the steps he’ll take toward that goal.”Mc Cawley, who died, of cancer, in September, knew the Pence family well, in part because the Vice-President’s mother, Nancy Pence Fritsch, wrote a chatty column for the newspaper for several years (“”).
Shortly after their arrival, Michael Pence, the couple’s third child, was born. I always looked forward to going back to Chicago.” But the family stayed, gradually moving into the upper middle class—Edward became part owner of an oil distributorship—and switching from the Democratic to the Republican Party.
Fritsch had worshipped the Kennedys, but, she said, “I guess I became a Republican because my husband was one.
Newt Gingrich told me recently that the three people with the most policy influence in the Administration are Trump, Chief of Staff John Kelly, and Pence. He’s in the national-security briefings.” Moreover, and crucially, Pence is the only official in the White House who can’t be fired.Trump campaigned as an unorthodox outsider, but Pence is a doctrinaire ideologue. arguments against government overreach; he has, for instance, supported a federal shield law that would protect journalists from having to identify whistle-blowers.Kellyanne Conway, the White House counsellor, who became a pollster for Pence in 2009, describes him as “a full-spectrum conservative” on social, moral, economic, and defense issues. According to Bannon, Pence is “the outreach guy, the connective tissue” between the Trump Administration and the most conservative wing of the Republican establishment. Trump campaigned against outsourcing, but the Deasons became Trump backers nonetheless, donating a million dollars to his campaign.Coulter tweeted, “At this point, who want Trump impeached?
” She soon added, “If we’re not getting a wall, I’d prefer President Pence.”Trump’s swerve did the unthinkable—uniting Coulter and liberal commentators.On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been feeling since the 2016 election.