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Veepstakes: Turning Serious Decisions Into A Game (VIDEO)

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It's August of an election year! The conventions are weeks away! Everyone's on vacation! You know what that means. It's time to play VEEPSTAKES! The ridiculous, quadrennial guessing game the media can't get enough of. Fun for all talking heads, ages 8 to Bob Schieffer!

Don’t know how to play? Don’t worry; there’s no accountability! Just follow these 7 easy steps, and in no time (or effort!) you’ll be sounding like a highly paid, well-respected member of the media establishment.

Who wins? Nobody, really. But just remember that today's VEEPSTAKES stories are tomorrow's Dancing with the Stars contestant guessing games! The fun never ends!

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