Tuesday, June 15, 2004


Bored political pundits have been amusing themselves with the quadrennial game of Eeny Meeny Miny Veep. Since Bush has already got one, this party is for the Kerry prize only.

Most pundits can't settle for just one choice but view this as a golden opportunity to write long boring essays mentioning anyone who could possibly be tapped. MSNBC reports "insiders" favor retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni. Stephan Moore at the National Review picks Arlen Specter, Kerry's "ideological soul mate." Martin Peretz of the New Republic recommends Eliot Spitzer. "Seinfeld" producer and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David suggested himself (hey! it worked for Cheney).

But the most impressive reporting is found here:
"In my search for a vice-president, I considered many qualified men and women," Kerry said, announcing his decision at Boston University. "But one man stood apart from the madding crowd as brave, honest, and full of life. One man displayed a true desire to change America for the better—not through political maneuvering, but through hard work. That man was me, 35 years ago."


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