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About a week ago I signed up to receive a text mesage whenever Sen. Barack Obama chooses his presidential running mate. The pitch was personal, addressing me by name: "Carline be among the first to know." So this morning when I read Mary Schmich's column in the Chicago Tribune, I knew whereof she wrote. I too immediately sent my mobile number to 62262 and within seconds, I became a Barack insider. Since then I have been waiting anxiously to receive the news. I'm a journalist and a producer. Information is my lifeline, and this information is big. Every time my phone trills to signal I have a message, I dive for it. And every time so far the message has been from someone else... my contractor, the car dealership, or my gym buddy asking for a ride. Come on Barack, the suspense is killing me.... I want to be the first to tell everyone whom you've chosen.