Last Friday night he was booed by the audience at the end of a production of Hamilton when one of the actors, Brandon Victor Dixon, called out a plea on behalf of this diverse country of ours to the Vice President-elect to "protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, defend us and uphold our inalienable rights... uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us."
Mike Pence later assured everybody that he wasn't offended by the booing, appearing as unfazed by the booing as he was oblivious to what Mr. Dixon was trying to communicate to him. In fact the Hamilton event would probably have quickly faded away had not President-elect Donald Trump thrown a Twitter-fit over the whole thing, accusing the Hamilton cast of harassing "Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence" and demanding an apology, though some pundits are suggesting that the plethora of indignant tweets sent out by Donald Trump were really just a diversionary tactic to distract the country from the $25 million settlement the court has ordered him to pay to the students who were defrauded of their money by his sham Trump University.
So now our President-elect has another grudge to add to his grudge list, this one against the cast of Hamilton, which I'm sure the Vice President-elect isn't thrilled about, considering that as long as this grudge goes on it will continue to call attention to the original event of Mike Pence being booed, which, while it may, as he insists, not have bothered him, still I'd expect it's a memory he'd probably rather leave behind.
Or maybe not. Who knows, maybe having Donald Trump stick up for him on Twitter makes Mike Pence feel good about himself.
But now, inspired by Mike Pence's Hamilton connection and in view of his persona as well as his connection to the persona of our soon-to-be President, tweeters have been having a heyday out in the Twittersphere with the newest Twitter trend, #NameAPenceMuscial, the idea of which is to make up the title for what might be a Pence-inspired musical.
Some of the ideas tweeters have come up with are:
Avenue He Hates LGBTQ
The Kids Are Alt Right
Billy (can't love) Elliot
Annie Get Your IUD Before January 20
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Muslim Registry Office
Rent: But Not To Those People
You're A Good Man Charlie (Unless You're) Brown
My Fair Lady...Parts Are Under Attack
Little Shop Of Horrifying White Supremists
Mikey Pence: The Demon VP Of Pennsylvania Avenue
...Among many other clever titles, the list of which continues to grow.
Of course, maybe being a trending Twitter joke does not bother Mike Pence, staunch Christian crusader that he is, any more than being booed by a theater audience did.
Or maybe the thickness of his skin will wear down over time and he'll find himself wishing he were back in Indiana signing bills to deny LGBTQ rights, defund women's heath care, promote wage inequality for workers, and cut back aid to the needy.
But what a wealth of comedic material our country now enjoys.