Word has gone out that an aching world should prepare themselves, through a thorough vetting process, to receive The Most Historically Important Text Message Of All Time revealing the name of Barack Obama's vice-presidential pick. Very few have noted how the text-message format itself is something of a predictor: I am comfortable, for instance, ruling out the possibility that Obama's choice will be American Samoa delegate Eni F. H. Faleomavaega, because who wants to text that? Also, he's a delegate from American Samoa.
Nonetheless, the myriad vice-presidential possibilities for both candidates are of great concern, even to Ana Marie and myself. At the risk of being painted as joiners, we wanted in on the discussion, too! So with the help of Liz Glover, we cut a special Veep-themed vlog in which we wonder if there's a VP the liberal blogosphere would accept for Obama, and what McCain's pick says about who's really running the campaign. Also: I cause something in Ana's kitchen to start beeping. Send us an email guessing what it is! The guess that is most better than the actual truth will win a prize. (That prize: a sense of pride.) Enjoy!