I'm no fan of Matt Yglesias but nonetheless something he wrote back in 2008 bears repeating:
There are very few members of congress with whom I’ve ever had the opportunity to discuss a substantive matter of public policy. But as it happens, one of them — the one with whom I’ve had the second-longest exchange — is Mike Pence (R-IN) who I’ve seen on television today repeatedly discussing the Republican Study Group’s “plan” for the financial crisis. And I can tell you this about Mike Pence: he has no idea what he’s talking about. The man is a fool, who deserves to be laughed at. He’s almost stupid enough to work in cable television.
The details of the encounter are even more brutal.
Mr Pence is expected to board the Republican Presidential Clown Car before too long. yay.