It's after 5:00 EDT on a Friday -- Shouldn't we know the VP choice now?
Biden. The tell was the trip to Georgia, in retrospect. Somehow, when I think of Biden, I don't think of ponies, but at least Biden doesn't move the Ds from 2% less evil to 1%, say. (I still want to know what was with the Obama-Bayh bumper-stickers, though. Maybe they'll show up on eBay?) The Times:
He is also, at least arguably, a Washington insider, having worked there for so long, though he still commutes home to Wilmington every night by train.
I think that's an "argument" the affirmative side would win rather easily. But I love the way "change" is right over Biden's shoulder in the new print ads.
The Secret Service has been dispatched to Biden's home in DE, says Jake Tapper. Biden voted for the AUMF, just like Hillary; cue the doublethink. Unless this is just another headfake, of course.
Apparently, Bayh and Kaine are both out, at least according to MSNBC (hat tip, amberglow). CNN says tomorrow morning (hat tip, FrenchDoc). Damn, and I had my Unity Pony's stall all ready. Plus the comb for its mane and the ribbons for its tail. How will I be able to sleep?????????????????????
Well, I imagine the Olympics or something else are on the teebee now, so I guess the text message we're "waiting for" will come as a wake-up call--which would preclude both Biden and Bayh, and that's good news.
6:15PM EDT via KMBC, Kansas City:
After weeks of speculation and days of intense rumors, the answer to who Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama would name as his running mate may have come down to a bumper sticker printed in Lenexa.
KMBC's Micheal Mahoney reported that the company, which specializes in political literature, has been printing Obama-Bayh material. That's Bayh as in U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana. Word leaked out about the material as it was being printed up by Gill Studios of Lenexa. [ NBC says Gill is a "shop", implying Gill is a small operation, but they're not small; see the photo of the plant.] The Obama campaign had said it would make the announcement by text message on Friday.
Gill Studios, would not confirm information about the material. They would not deny it either. The company president would not comment when asked by Mahoney about the reports. But at least three sources close to the plant's operations reported the Obama-Bayh material was being produced.
Thing is, it's in the wrong font; it's not Gotham. And where's the hopey-changey soft porn look? Anyhow, something. Via Drudge, bien sur, though I did have to find the link. Nothing on Cheetopia*, still pre-occupied with the housing circlejerk, or from WKJM -- who's home waiting for the call, teh funny.
Meanwhile, Obama's plane has not been repainted with the VP's name on it.
UPDATE Check this DNC marketing collateral for Denver. The O-like zero, the stacked-O 8, and the star motif resemble the bumper sticker above, as does the serifed (i.e., not Gothic) font; the M in both looks the same to me; although the O does not. (Image from Lynn Sweet. And gawd help me, I'm writing about fonts. Again.
So -- speculating freely, and indeed, why not -- I wonder if these are bumper stickers for Denver only. And since, therefore, the press run would be rather small, it would be worth asking if there are other bumper stickers in reserve: The Obama/Kaine sticker, the Obama/Sibelius sticker, the Obama/Biden sticker. If the press run was small enough, the conservative play would be to print up the shortlist for Denver only, so as to guarantee the availability of the right one; and discard the rest.
Or have the fundraisers not met projections yet?
I've gotta play the same video that BTD did; the one-note guitar solo is is especially appropriate:
NOTE * Actually, there's a Cheetopian diary though, to be fair, not on the rec list:
So... Obama-Bayh stickers are being printed... in Kansas City... and three whole people close to the plant's operations are named as sources! It must be true! ...
Wes Isley is privy to an email that reveals Obama-Biden tee-shirts are about to go on sale!
The Greensboro Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transvestite for Obama group claims that the Senator from Delaware is the one to have his name beneath Obama's on the coveted logo that we'll see hundreds of times every day for the next two months.
Ha ha! Teh funny! Joe Biden is so gay!