“Is it irresponsible to speculate? It would be irresponsible not to.” – Bacardi Lifetime Achievement Winner, Peggy Noonan, Wall St. Journal, April 2000.
Here’s the background info you need for this Bluebook Pop Quiz!
Walking termite buffet Mike Pence was set to give a speech on America’s opioid epidemic in New Hampshire yesterday [Ed. – What did NH do to deserve that? I’d be all, “Death, where is thy jolly old sting,” if I was there. –TG], Pence was in the plane when he received word from the White House to return. The 250 or so attendees dodged that boring bullet and returned home too. Also.
“Something came up that requires the VP to remain in DC. There is no cause for concern,” Gidley said, according to Yamiche Alcindor of PBS NewsHour.
“Alyssa Farah, Pence’s press secretary, shared a similar talking point on Twitter. “Something came up that required the @VP to remain in Washington, DC,” Farah wrote. “It’s no cause for alarm. He looks forward to rescheduling the trip to New Hampshire very soon.”
“Farah posted again roughly an hour later, tweeting Tuesday afternoon: “The @VP never left Washington, DC. There was no ‘emergency callback.’ Something came up that required the VP to stay in DC. We’ll reschedule NH shortly.”
“…a senior administration official told White House pool reporters that Pence’s cancellation “is not health related for the VP or President,” and “[n]othing related to national security.”
For 1/3 of a 17th of a point going towards your summer session grade, speculate irresponsibly on what happened! I’m going for it was Pence’s annual maintenance of Behr™ waterproofing and deck stain.
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