scbriml wrote:So, Mike Pence flew in AF2 from Nevada to Indianapolis to attend the 49ers vs Colts game in order to "walk out in protest" when players took the inevitable knee. He then flew back to California.
What a contrived, hollow 'gesture' in a ludicrous effort to make a point. How much did that cost the US taxpayer?
Pence just lost a lot of credibility.
One he left a game , where the other team knelt. The other team being the 49ers.
Two, he had a 6:30 dinner in California to get to.
Three, they told the press pool to wait in the car.
This was all planned for hype, and it makes the VP look like a lying fool. It is meat for the rabid base, but they can be fed crap at this moment, and won't know the difference. Pence could have easily stayed and said he chose to honor the VAST majority in that stadium that did stand for the anthem.
I wonder if Pence will look back and wonder where he lost his integrity in order to stoop for trump on a low brain expensive PR stunt at the tax payer's expense.