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"Smoking Doesn't Kill" And Other Great Old Op-Eds From Mike Pence

The Indiana governor who is at the center of the debate surrounding the recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act in his state wrote some interesting op-eds 15 years ago. **Trump, according to multiple reports, was expected to announce he had chosen Pence as his running mate at a now-cancelled event in New York City on Friday.

Posted on March 31, 2015, at 12:38 p.m. ET

"Time for a quick reality check. Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn't kill."

Pence explains why Titanic was a popular movie, calling it a "metaphor before our eyes."

On climate change, Pence says CO2 from burning fuels can't be the cause of increased global temperatures because it "is a naturally occurring phenomenon in nature..." not an unnatural one. He also mixes up India and Indonesia.

Pence says George Washington was a Republican: "Republicans, from George Washington to George W. Bush just have better ideas." Washington didn't belong to any political party and famously warned against them in his farewell address.

In 1991, when Pence lost his campaign for Congress, he wrote an article about how he ran a negative campaign.

Pence wrote that Clinton must resign or be impeached.

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