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Let me tell you the story of Casey and a Skylar. Casey and Skylar met and were immediately smitten with one another. They wanted very badly to be together. The problem is that Casey and Skylar were already with someone else. So what could they do? Well, they did some wrong things. Or they didn’t but wanted to. They felt lust in their heart. Bad stuff. They talked of getting out of their relationships and riding off into the sunset together.

Then, one day Casey finally bit the bullet and told es significant other that e wanted out of their relationship. Casey wanted to move things forward because something needed to give. Skylar would do the same when the time was right. Except that Skylar didn’t and instead drug es feet. This make Casey very needy and insecure, and Skylar began to lose respect. When it was all said and done, Skylar and Casey did not end up together. Skylar stayed with es significant other. Or worse yet, when Skylar did leave es significant other, e left them for some person who wasn’t even in the picture.

Casey was left alone and humiliated. Skylar did fine.

I’ve known multiple Caseys and Skylars over the years. Sometimes Casey is the boy and Skylar is the girl, sometimes it’s the other way around. But the person who jumps first often finds themselves floating in a void of insecurity humiliation.

The moral of the story is that unless Donald Trump offers Pence a spot on the ticket for real before the deadline tomorrow, Pence should resolve to run for re-election as the Governor of Indiana and let Trump pick someone else.


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11 Responses to A Parable: Casey and Skylar

  1. CK MacLeod says:

    “Should” is a tough word here. What if Skylar had committed to join Casey to become a serial killing team, not just to become e-friend and e-friend?

    • trumwill says:

      What has Skylar done to demonstrate this commitment?

      • CK MacLeod says:

        You don’t want to know!

        Apologies for being kind of flippant. My comment didn’t directly rebut your point or even relate to our earlier conversation on Twitter – except that in a certain sense Pence “should” have already rejected the offer or never have considered it or ended up in this position, but maybe he shouldn’t, in another sense of of should, run for governor for other, self-interested reasons. In that case, being selected VP or even just being considered might be helpful to him, even if not for the sake of a further political career.

  2. MD says:

    I don’t know about that moral in particular, but as to the non-analogic cases of Skylars and Caseys happening all over the country just as we speak, man, is it hard to deal with those feelings when they come up in those circumstances – even when it’s not even reciprocated. Oh well, that’s being human I guess.

  3. I don’t know enough about this and am too lazy to Google. By “deadline,” do you mean the deadline to file to run for reelection as governor? If so, couldn’t Pence file anyway and then drop out if/when he’s chosen VP candidate (assuming he’d want to be VP candidate)?

    Also–and maybe it varies by state–but it’s not unheard of for a person on the national ticket to also have their name in for a another election. Wasn’t Lieberman on the Senate ballot in 2000?

    (I realize I’m probably missing the broader point of the OP.)

    • trumwill says:

      If Pence drops out after today, the GOP can’t replace him on the ballot and can’t take his name off. In Indiana, you apparently can’t run for dual offices.

  4. fillyjonk says:

    then again, with the political example, there are no actual children involved to wind up dealing with the fall out of visitation and “new moms/dads” and everything.

    I dunno. This whole election cycle seems like a giant cluster. Doesn’t help that there is horrific news in the rest of the world at the same time.

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