"I do not like thee, Mr. Pence": A Hymn of Dispraise

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Pence is said to oppose invoking 25th Amendment to strip Trump of his duties.

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“No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be;
Am an attendant lord, one that will do
To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool,
Deferential, glad to be of use,
Politic, cautious, and meticulous;
Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse;
At times, indeed, almost ridiculous—
Almost, at times, the Fool.”           T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock


I do not like thee, Mr. Pence.

My dislike of you is immense.

I’d rather have you in past tense.

And so would most at your expense.


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  • In one of the various instances of being ahead of the times, I said back to February 4, 2017 that Pence should invoke the 25th Amendment. I don't think he will do so in the next week.Yet the "patriots" want to hang him.

    OPD should just take Colin Powell's suggestion and book the first Trump Air flight to Moscow.

  • This is great!! I love how you use Prufrock, too. It's true.

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    ...and also Dr. Seuss.

  • In reply to jack:

    Yes! An outstanding combination.

  • I know, Pence is an "attendant lord" in Eliot's words. He has been an
    obsequious toady to Trump for the last four years and of little worth before then. Yet, whenever I think that he could replace Trump during the next few dangerous days, he almost seems like a wise and thoughtful statesman.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    So true! It's shocking the cries to hang him.

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