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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Hillary for VP: Take it with a grain of salt, but I say bully for Kerry. At least it's bold. I've said, on numerous occasions, that picking yet another middle-aged white guy was ridiculous for a party that insists affirmative action is the summum bonum of social policy. It is only for so long that you can tell the blacks, the women, and the chicanos that you really really really are the party of diversity, and then run a ticket like Kerry/Gephardt.

Now, of course, picking VP material based on a quota is a ragingly stupid idea, but at least he's making the gesture -- gesture being the animating force of the modern Democratic party -- and VP is, after all, a nothing job (McCain's pithy description of the job: to inquire daily as to the health of the president).

I don't think it will happen -- too many possible negatives -- but I can't help but quote the top of the ticket on this:

Bring. It. On.

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