On Mike Pence and how we met… (original writing by Monica Dorhoi)
A decade ago I met with Congressman Mike Pence at the national Press Club in Washington DC. It was for both of us a public event. Thank you to Jonathan Salant, the former President of the National Press Club. Jonathan was the moderator of the Mike Pence event. In writing this piece I contacted him about that day.
A slim 50s tall-looking man stood up to leave the room after thanking his colleagues and the audience. I was sitting very close by. It was Mike Pence.
I stood up at the same time with him as he was leaving and walked towards the door. I introduced myself and he politely responded. What really remained with me was his demeanor.
“Very good to make acquaintance Miss, he responded politely.
It took more than a decade to go back and look online for the transcripts of the event.
At the time of the event I remember the towering figure of Richard Lugar and his importance. Mike Pence looked like solid Republican and very skilled at media. And I am hardly ever wrong in my observations as PhD holder in Political Science for more than a decade.
The event and the transcripts are below.
NATIONAL PRESS CLUB NEWSMAKER LUNCHEON WITH SENATOR RICHARD LUGAR (R-IN) AND REPRESENTATIVE MIKE PENCE (R-IN)
TOPIC: FEDERAL MEDIA SHIELD LEGISLATION
MODERATOR: JONATHAN SALANT, PRESIDENT, THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB
LOCATION: THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, WASHINGTON, D.C.
TIME: 1:00 P.M. EDT
DATE: TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2006