Gail Collins today on the Lieberman-could-be-McCain’s-veep-choice buzz:

When you have a 71-year-old presidential candidate, it’s particularly important that voters be confident that he’s backed up by an experienced and qualified vice president prepared to step in and do the exact opposite about everything except Iraq.

How about someone prepared to step in and do the exact opposite about everything including Iraq? Someone like… Barack Obama? (“[I]ronically for both McCain and Obama, they would each be each other’s best VP candidates” said some author on CNN yesterday during a segment that screamed please put us out of our veepstakes misery about whether selecting a running mate is more like choosing a date or hiring an employee…)


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