Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, November 05, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence turns nostalgic when he talks about growing up in small-town Columbus, Indiana, where his father helped build a Midwestern empire of more than 200 gas stations that provided an upbringing on the "front row of the American dream." The collapse of Kiel Bros. Oil Co. in 2004 was widely publicized. Less known is that the state of Indiana -- and, to a smaller extent, Kentucky and Illinois -- are still on the hook for millions of dollars to clean up more than 85 contaminated sites across the three states, including underground tanks that leaked toxic chemicals into soil, streams and wells. Indiana alone has spent at least $21 million on the cleanup thus far, or an average of about $500,000 per site, according to an analysis of records by The Associated Press. And the work is nowhere near complete.

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Ole Mike Pence is quite the conservative budget hawk..

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-11-05 06:23 PM | Reply

From the #2 man in the party of personal responsibility.

This is the GOP in a nutshell.

#2 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-11-05 10:09 PM | Reply

I had no idea Pence was a serial litterer.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-11-05 10:39 PM | Reply

Had no idea this scum was this awful. Disgusting GOP leadership liars and criminals.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-11-05 10:59 PM | Reply

Just the leadership?

I think the disgusting part runs down to the bottom of their base.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-05 11:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wow, how many stations did they own in Florida? One so contaminated the soil in front of it the asphalt on a four lane road melted. A hundred yds of it had to be paved with concrete.

#6 | Posted by jdmeth at 2018-11-06 12:23 AM | Reply

I pray for Donald Trump's health every day because if anything happened to him we would be stuck with Pence. That's honest. Donald may be nuts, egotistical, lots of things but he is still better than Pence..who is actually crazy. He refers to his wife as "Mother." Nuf said.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-06 08:07 AM | Reply

Pence is a known quantity.

And you're an idiot if you think Trump is the one driving the policy decisions.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-06 08:53 AM | Reply

"Pence is a known quantity."

Known to be a religious fanatic, cult member. Fear Pence. I'm an idiot to think Trump is driving his policy decisions? He is the decision maker, he is the President. He is ultimately responsible for every decision he makes. You're an idiot to thing otherwise.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-06 09:36 AM | Reply

Another Public/Private Partnership where the public pays for the private gain.

#10 | Posted by techres at 2018-11-06 10:49 AM | Reply

A public/private partnership where the public gets to pay to clean up a private businesses leftover waste.

#11 | Posted by techres at 2018-11-06 11:02 AM | Reply

#10 You're an idiot to thing otherwise.

Zakly !

#12 | Posted by ajwood at 2018-11-06 01:09 PM | Reply

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what your country can do for you.

-Republican Motto

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-11-06 01:52 PM | Reply

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