Sausage Making

Not Quite Mindless Speculation

This is a slow news day... we're struggling to figure out what to do with the show. Which led to the following, not-quite-mindless speculation with a source who is not me and who shall go nameless.

Barack Obama has decided on his VP candidate, who is going to be a big surprise.

"You're crazy," I told my confidant.

"Who does he lose?" came the reply. "The 'we-won't-vote-for-a-black-man' element is already gone. He gets vets and great national security creds. And gravitas."

"Okay," I said, "but what about the anti-Iraq Democrats? Aren't they going to hold a little grudge?"

"All you need is one speech: 'I was misled by the neo-cons.' And don't forget, he was basically fired by the Bushies. I hear he likes Obama, and might have said so more publicly already, except that he is also old friends with McCain. This could be it."

Well, this could be it. Or this could be the weekend ravings of a man just back from the swamps of Louisiana. I think there's something in the water.

I'm talking with my anonymous source on the show today. Anyone got any better ideas?



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I keep (fearing) it will be the banal, safe choice of someone like Evan Bayh.

Sent by Paul Weimer | 3:58 PM | 8-18-2008

Of all of the mindless speculation this "who will they pick" stuff is one of the worst.

This is how it goes:

Who will he pick?
Will it help or will it hurt him?

Moments after the pick is revealed...the stories:

Why did he pick em?
Will it help or hurt em?

and then, finally:

The Vice President doesn't REALLY matter but here's some stinky stuff about his wife and former business partner. Film at 11 pm

Back to the horse race for the White House.

Well, at least your story wasn't about Michael Phelps!

Thank God!

Sent by reggie | 6:03 PM | 8-18-2008

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