You may have read that Vice-President Mike Pence visited the Mayo Clinic and spoke with patients, that he was asked to wear a mask, and that he declined to do so, manifestly because he thought doing so would displease Trump. Probably only a handful of Trumpian hangers-on and other nihilists in our country would behave the way Pence did, justifying completely Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin’s characterization of him as a sniveling sycophant. Pence is quite a phenomenon, a man without a heart, a soul, or a brain.