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John McCain's Vice Presidential Pick

Something For Everyone: Meet McCain's Long VP Shortlist

On Friday I floated the notion tossed out in The New Yorker that John McCain should pick Condoleezza Rice as his running mate. Your reactions to the possibility were mixed at best. You're in luck! If The New Yorker's suggestion doesn't fly your flag, the no less luminary publication, Radar, has put together a comprehensive slide-show/handicapping list of possible Veeps. Not sure you could pick Governor Tim Pawlenty out of a line-up? Click on over and put a face with the name.

While the picks are serious, the descriptions are a riot. To wit:

Fred Thompson, Former senator from Tennessee, "Curly Sue" co-star

If McCain picks his old pal Fred, GOP higher-ups say they'll insist that Cindy McCain and Jeri Thompson wear buckskin fringe bikinis on the campaign trail to distract voters from the Grumpy Grampa ticket of 2008.

Of the 20 choices, two are women and all are discussed/skewered to nonetheless illuminating results. I love my learnin' with a side of laughs. Weirdly missing? Rudy Giuliani and Joe Lieberman. The only choice I can't picture? Clarence Thomas. Hmm. . . McCain/Thomas '08? We shall see!

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remedios remedios 9 years
He could pick satan and he'll still win.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
Crud, now I have that old NRBQ song running through my head: "RC Cola and a Moon Pie". ...Hey, wow, it's available on Yahoo Music! :tapping toes:
yeokr yeokr 9 years
and pig calls are arkansas, barbecue memphis, tn.
yeokr yeokr 9 years
yuck haley barbour; i am from mississippi. also, moon pies are based in chattanooga, tn; i go to school with the girl whose family owns moon pie.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
please not charlie crist, the gov of my state....I dont like him at all.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
:drool: moonpies!
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
You know, I'm pretty sure moon pies are made in Tennessee... Way to go fact checking RADAR!! hhahah
mymellowman mymellowman 9 years
Yeah, at this point, I'm done hearing about what anyone else is "thinking" about McCain's list. Give me a call when McCain has something to say.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Man this headline was a tease. I thought it was his actual shortlist.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Please just don't pick that snake Lieberman.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Haley Barbour - mmmmm, moon pies...
mymellowman mymellowman 9 years
While I have posted my many reasons for Thompson as my ideal Candidate, I have to admit the following never made my list, but I can picture it: "Cindy McCain and Jeri Thompson wear buckskin fringe bikinis on the campaign trail" :)
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