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April Fools' Festival Day XX: "Smoking Doesn't Kill" and Other Op-Eds from Indiana Governor Mike Pence

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Andrew Kaczynski: "Smoking Doesn't Kill", and Others:

“Time for a quick reality check. Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn’t kill.”

On climate change, Pence says CO2 from burning fuels can’t be the cause of increased global temperatures because it “is a naturally occurring phenomenon in nature…” not an unnatural one. He also mixes up India and Indonesia.

Pence says George Washington was a Republican: “Republicans, from George Washington to George W. Bush just have better ideas.” Washington didn’t belong to any political party and famously warned against them in his farewell address.

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