Thursday, May 22, 2008
Did Obama brush back Bill's veep pitch?
This one's for you, AFT: RuralVotes' The Field is reporting that Hillary's people, by which I mean Hillary's POTUS-on-call, hit up the Obama people hard for that VP spot -- and Obama's responded with a polite but firm "No." (Time's sourced on the first part of that; The Field's claiming an exclusive on the latter.) Screw his alleged lack of foreign policy experience; if Obama can negotiate the Clintons-scorned minefield, the Middle East should be no problem at all. (But don't start crying about the moribund Clinton legacy just yet; I'm thinking Chelsea's got a bright career ahead of her as a White House food taster.)