Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House
A revealing, in-depth biography of Mike Pence, the most secretive and ingratiating vice president in modern history, from a reporter with remarkable access
No journalist has covered Mike Pence for as long or as closely as Tom LoBianco. The seasoned political reporter was at the first campaign rally governor Pence held in his hometown of Columbus, Indiana. He was there when...more
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First part was slightly tedious, though necessary to give a background. What stood out for me was the desperation to acquire money, as portrayed in his failed Congressional bid where he cleverly incorporated the campaign so that he could legally, if not ...more
If you are a Trump fan, you will hate how the author condenses all his faults into 310 pages, showing just how mcuh you haver to overlook to think he isn[t the worst person to ever hold this office.
If you think he is the worst person to hold the office (as I do) you will have to suck down all his awfulness in one quick drink while realizing that it could be worse. Mike Pence really wants to be President, and ...more
I heard the author on CSpan and based on his interview I thought the book would be more balanced. The author's lack of knowledge about the Bible is clearly evidenced by his belief that Evangelicals think that they can "usher in the second coming of Christ". I also think that his portrayal of Mike Pence being conniving is based on his own personal disdain for followers of Jesus or his disdain for Donald Trump or his disdain for the "deplorable voters" who voted for him. ...more
People thought Hillary Clinton was ambitious and she was. And most successful politicians who reach the pinnacles of power are ambitious. But Pence has hopped, ...more
I've said from the beginning that the policies and orders given by Trump sounded more like Pence would want than what Trump would want. That Pence was the man behind the throne. LoBianco's book ...more
I don't think there is any universe where a book about Mike Pence can reasonably be considered "enjoyable" but I think this is as close as we're ever going to get. I know ...more
Mike Pence is like a coatrack that blends into whatever surroundings he happens to be in. He is biding his time until God gives him the ultimate power. What other terrifying beliefs lurk in his head? I don’t want to find out.