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Mike Pence Might Be a Cigarette Dressed Up as a Person

Mike Pence at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 20.

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Tonight is the vice-presidential debate; one issue that might come up—and which would be getting more attention if this were a normal general-election campaign and not an insane nightmare punishment inflicted by pagan gods—is that Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence has some pretty extensive ties to the tobacco industry, which ThinkProgress documents here. A rundown:

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Most concerning of all? Mike Pence may actually be a cigarette:

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Do you see it? I see it. Sinister.

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