In case you hadn’t heard, Vice President Mike Pence won’t have dinner with any woman who isn’t his wife. Technically, this is not news — first because it hardly rises to the level of newsworthiness and, second because Pence shared this revelation with The Hill way back in 2002.
The detail came to light this week in a Washington Post profile of Pence’s wife, Karen, which noted additionally that the vice president “won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side.”
There doesn’t seem to much to build on there. The obvious takeaway, if there is one, might be expressed this way: Pence is dedicated to his wife and, thus, avoids situations that might free him of inhibitions.