Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Obama's VP Mystery Plot

The process is unfolding like one of those country-house melodramas in which likely suspects disappear one by one. The latest departure from the cast is former Virginia Governor Mark Warner, a candidate for the Senate seat of retiring John Warner (no relation), who has now been designated as the keynote speaker of the Democratic nomination.

Yesterday, Chuck Hagel took himself out by having a spokesman tell USA Today he is "not planning to endorse either candidate," and in a bit of veepstakes overkill, today's Washington Post reports bipartisan unhappiness over the possibility that the Nebraska Republican who went to Iraq with Obama might be on the ticket.

Hillary Clinton, as the too-obvious suspect is long gone but has been busy enlarging her convention cameo, while the handful of viable survivors--Evan Bayh, Joe Biden, Tim Kaine, Kathleen Sebelius--mill around the sets waiting for their mobile phones to ring with a text message from Obama revealing whodunit.

Miss Marple couldn't have plotted it better.

1 comment:

JUDITH said...

IF HE DOES NOT PICK HILLARY CLINTON IT IS OVER. ENJOY HIS LAST 11 WEEKS OF FAME. HE NEEDS HER SUPPORT AND HER VOTERS ALL 18 MILLION OF THEM . OF COURSE HE IS TOO GREAT TO DO THAT. HE CAN DO ALL THINGS BY HISSELF!!!!!!!!!STAY TUNED.