Lest you think that these days before the Thanksgiving holiday are just a series of interminably slow turns at the news teat, here's Paul Bedard with some "Washington Whispers" that are TOTAL GAMECHANGERS:
The hot rumor in Washington: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could replace Vice President Joe Biden on the 2012 Obama re-election ticket. It would be a reward for her work at State and ready her for a 2016 run, as some strategists think Biden would be too old then to run for president.
Oooh, yes! So HOT, those rumors are! And they're almost as hot as they were about fourteen months ago!
Back then, Hillary was going to come on board as Veep in an awesome "October Surprise," because it was never more clear at that point that Joe Biden was going to get straight up decimated by the awesome debating skills of Sarah Palin, making John McCain's sweep of the entire electoral college all but certain. And now, look: health care reform is not going absolutely perfectly, so it's time to reshuffle the 2012 ticket!
Let's spend all day Sunday, talking about this as if it were actually happening.
Another hot rumor for you: On the Friday after Thanksgiving, people will be making delicious turkey-and-gravy sandwiches! You can, too, with the same microwave that reheated this rumor from September 2008!