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Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, other top aide test positive for COVID-19
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 24, 2020 10:07PM
I don't know why he swallowed the fly...perhaps he'll die
-American folk ballad

Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, other top aide test positive for COVID-19
[abcnews.go.com]

Two of Vice President Mike Pence's top deputies have tested positive for the coronavirus: chief of staff Marc Short and political aide Marty Obst.

"Today, Marc Short, Chief of Staff to the Vice President, tested positive for COVID-19, began quarantine and assisting in the contact tracing process," Devin O'Malley, press secretary for the vice president, said in a statement.

O'Malley said both Pence and wife Karen Pence tested negative for the virus on Saturday.

ABC News has also learned at least one additional staffer in the vice president's office has tested positive in the last few days and several staffers are now quarantining.
MORE: 42 states, territories in upward trajectory of new COVID-19 cases: HHS memo

Pence has been crisscrossing the country on the campaign trail for weeks. He made visits to Lakeland and Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday. On Friday, he spent time in his home state of Indiana, where he voted in person in Indianapolis, before holding rallies in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He will continue his schedule, O'Malley said, despite the close contact with Short.

"While Vice President Pence is considered a close contact with Mr. Short, in consultation with the White House Medical Unit, the Vice President will maintain his schedule in accordance with the CDC guidelines for essential personnel," he wrote in a statement.
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Re: Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, other top aide test positive for COVID-19
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 24, 2020 10:49PM
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Steve G.
the Vice President will maintain his schedule in accordance with the CDC guidelines for essential personnel," he wrote in a statement.

When has the VP of the United States ever been "essential?" He's like the Prince of Wales. Entirely ornamental until the monarch dies.
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Re: Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, other top aide test positive for COVID-19
Posted by: steve...
Date: October 24, 2020 11:32PM
Will they get a helicopter ride to the hospital and a dozen doctors to care for them?





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Re: Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, other top aide test positive for COVID-19
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: October 25, 2020 08:13AM
Seems to be some unknown number of infected people on Pence's team, with infections going back 1-14 days, that the White House tried to cover up. Yeah that debate with the pink eye?

What doctor gave the OK for him to be out in public, sans mask? I doubt any. Pence is coming to my region on Tuesday. He needs to stay away and keep himself and his disease-ridden team in quarantine where they belong.
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Re: Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, other top aide test positive for COVID-19
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 25, 2020 09:11AM
“Marc Short, the vice president’s chief of staff, who is among the administration’s fiercest skeptics of coronavirus restrictions, tested positive for the novel coronavirus Saturday afternoon, has experienced symptoms and has begun isolation, officials said.”

Bit him in the ass! Good.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, other top aide test positive for COVID-19
Posted by: rgG
Date: October 25, 2020 10:49AM
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Speedy
“Marc Short, the vice president’s chief of staff, who is among the administration’s fiercest skeptics of coronavirus restrictions, tested positive for the novel coronavirus Saturday afternoon, has experienced symptoms and has begun isolation, officials said.”

Bit him in the ass! Good.

Well, as we say in the South, bless his heart.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, other top aide test positive for COVID-19
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 25, 2020 10:57AM
The total of aides around Pence in the coronavirus outbreak is up to FIVE people. Short, Obst and 3 additional VP office staff. - NYT
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Re: Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, other top aide test positive for COVID-19
Posted by: rgG
Date: October 25, 2020 11:02AM
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Steve G.
The total of aides around Pence in the coronavirus outbreak is up to FIVE people. Short, Obst and 3 additional VP office staff. - NYT

As Obama said recently about Trump, "He couldn't protect the American people from getting the virus. He couldn't even protect himself from getting it."

One of the best lines I have heard.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, other top aide test positive for COVID-19
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 25, 2020 12:14PM
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Re: Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, other top aide test positive for COVID-19
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 25, 2020 12:22PM
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Steve G.

During the debate I told my wife. "I hope that fly drops dead and falls of head"
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Re: Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, other top aide test positive for COVID-19
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 25, 2020 12:38PM
"The WH head of Covid response is testing herd immunity on his staff to see if it works."
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Re: Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, other top aide test positive for COVID-19
Posted by: AllGold
Date: October 25, 2020 04:28PM
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Steve G.
"While Vice President Pence is considered a close contact with Mr. Short, in consultation with the White House Medical Unit, the Vice President will maintain his schedule in accordance with the CDC guidelines for essential personnel," he wrote in a statement.

Let me fix that:
"While Vice President Pence is considered a close contact with Mr. Short, in with no consultation with the White House Medical Unit, the Vice President will maintain his schedule in accordance with violation of the CDC guidelines for essential personnel," he wrote in a statement.



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Re: Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, other top aide test positive for COVID-19
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 25, 2020 05:59PM
It is now up to five of Pence's staffers that are COVID-19 positive.



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