By the time Barack Obama is ready to announce his vice presidential pick, will anyone believe him? …Mickey and Phelps are not on the short list at this time. (italics added)
In the absence of real information, pranksters have filled the gap with guidance from the website Wonkette – and maybe Howard Stern, too.
“There is incredible enthusiasm for Barack Obama’s vice presidential announcement and unfortunately some people have used that enthusiasm and sent out hoaxes," said Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki, who received one herself.
“We can assure our supporters these texts did not come from the campaign and their data is secure. Everyone can also rest easy that despite their popularity, Mickey Mouse and Michael Phelps are not on the short list at this time," [Psaki added]
Is Psaki’s “at this time” an admission that at some point they were on the short list?
Or is it a heads-up they may yet make it at this eleventh hour?
Who can be sure with Senator Obama?
If I'd told you 2 years ago he'd claim he sat through all those Rev. Wright sermons and never heard the racism and anti-Americanism, would you have believed me?
How about his wanting to visit “all 57 states?” Or was it 63?
The entire Politic article's here.