I figured that Gov. Pence had a 1% chance of dying in office before completing his term as governor before he forced Sue Ellspermann to resign to make room for Eric Holcomb. Now that the scheming, naval intelligence officer is one heartbeat away from the highest state office, I put Pence's chances of surviving as governor at about 50%. When you think about it, how many waterboardings can a normal man of Pence's age survive before his heart finally gives out?
I see where the Indiana Democratic Party put out a press release today following Holcomb's confirmation by the Republican-controlled legislature, which conducted zero vetting of Holcomb before slapping him on the back and giving him the thumbs up. The press release described Holcomb as "a party hack" who "abandoned many Hoosier workers" when he opposed the bailout of the auto industry when he was Indiana State Republican Party Chairman. The Democrats in the legislature must not have received the state party chairman's memo. The Senate voted 50-0 to confirm Holcomb's appointment, while House members gave him a 91-3 vote of approval.