Thursday, June 12, 2008

Veep VIPs Vet Vets

Obama has a number of retired brass on his short list, including James Jones:

Jones, a Vietnam vet born in Kansas City, MO (swing state alert!), was a career military officer rising to one of the highest posts possible. Now retired, Jones has been critical of the number of troops currently in Afghanistan.

Oops. Does that mean if Obama follows his advice and puts more Americans in harm's way, he'll be a "chickenhawk?" Or is the whole point of having a military man as vice president to provide chickenhawk-meme cover fire? Could be the first meme-driven candidacy.

Seriously, in the four-year madness, is there any ritual more pointless than the breathless anticipation over vice president picks, and the speculation over what they will mean to a presidency?

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