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Trump Casually Informs Pence He Going To Make One Or Two Appearances During Speech

CLEVELAND—Pulling his running mate aside backstage at the Republican National Convention just minutes before the Indiana governor was scheduled to formally accept the party’s vice presidential nomination, GOP candidate Donald Trump casually informed Mike Pence that he would probably make one or two quick appearances during the Midwestern conservative’s headlining speech tonight.

‘Heed My Tragic Story Well, Friends, For You Could Just As Easily Be Me,’ Says Chris Christie In Haunting RNC Speech

CLEVELAND—A thrall sweeping over the assembled GOP officials and party members Tuesday as he recounted his chilling tale of hubris, New Jersey governor Chris Christie reportedly entreated those at the Republican National Convention to consider the sad story of his own dizzying rise and ignominious fall, offering a bitter warning to all in attendance that his terrible fate could befall any one of them.
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The Onion’s Tips For Making A Political Comeback

  • After the bad thing you did is first uncovered, try not to keep doing that bad thing.
  • Forcing the loved ones you’ve hurt through your own selfish indiscretions to back you publicly probably can’t hurt.
  • Constrict the pharyngeal muscles, depress the lip corners, pucker the brows, and innervate facial nerves to evince remorse.
  • Explain that infidelity and corruption are perfectly normal, natural things in a politician’s life, and can actually be very beautiful.
  • Study the examples of John F. Kennedy, Thomas Jefferson, and Bill Clinton, and realize regardless of how many times you demean your wife by sleeping with other women, you’ll eventually become an American hero.
  • If a reporter brings up your checkered past, speak up and let them know they’ve crossed the line. You don’t have to take that shit.
  • Hope people like yourself have already degraded politics to the point that nearly anyone can be elected.
  • If things get rough, just remember the good ol’ days when you were getting away with it.
  • Own it, man. Just own it.
  • Don’t worry too much about negative attention, as the media rarely chooses to dwell on such frivolous fodder as a scandal-plagued politician attempting to redeem his name.
  • Write “winner” in lipstick on your bathroom mirror.
  • Take heart by thinking about all the beloved politicians who salvaged their reputations after major scandals, such as John Edwards, Todd Akin, Jim McGreevey, Rod Blagojevich, Mark Foley, Eric Massa, Larry Craig, John Ensign, Gary Condit, and Richard Nixon.
  • Realize that maybe politics just isn’t the place for people with checkered pasts, poor decision-making skills, and utterly impulsive behavior.

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