COVID can cause pink eye, btw

#VPDebate2020
Rub it. Do it. Doesn't it itch so badly? Rub it.
Ohhhhh. It's feeling so dry and itchy now, isn't it? I just rubbed my own eye, felt awesome. Try it.
When you can't rub, you start blinking more. I'm telling you. Just watch him.
His team is frantically signaling him to not look stage right. He can't see them out of that eye. He keeps on looking stage right.
Looking down and squinting is also helpful when you can't do a little rub. (I'm prone to conjunctivitis so I know these tricks.)
This raises a dilemma for Kamala, you realize. If she makes him cry, he'll spread the rona through the tears. It's a judgment call. I'm not sure which way I fall on it myself.
Dear Jesus in Heaven, did you send the pink eye as a sign, knowing this man would purport to represent Christian values on stage?
Did You, in Your infinite wisdom, smite him for the idiotic phrase "late term abortion"?
My prayerful life is not such that I receive immediate answers.

Nevertheless, that left lateral eye, its angry conjunctiva, it speaks to me, Lord.

The fly that you sent to land on Pence's head, it speaks to me.
It would have been so hard to appreciate The Eye and The Fly on Zoom, and now I see, once again, that Your wisdom transcends all human understanding.
If we catch Pence sneaking in a leetle tiny rub before we go off air I'll contribute $100 to the Biden-Harris campaign and dedicate it to Pence's Pink Eye.
Of course I did it anyway joebiden.com. Two contributions: one to the Eye, one to the Fly. Epic side show. Let's get decency back in the White House.

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