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Monday, April 05, 2004

The meme that will not die: McCain as Kerry's VP.

Honestly, if you are looking for a bipartisan choice to drive a stake through Bush/Cheney's heart once and for all, isn't Colin Powell the obvious pick? The public, for the most part, sees McCain as a loose cannon. Powell has flushed a lot of his credibility with educated liberals down the drain the last four years, but most folks still see him as Gen. Powell, honorable as all hell and fighting the good fight.

Add to that the damage he could do confirming everything Clarke, O'Neill etc. said about the Bush administration, and it's a slam dunk.

Of course the real slam-dunk choice would be Bush's pappy, but let's not get crazy here.

I almost think the identity of the person doesn't matter. The country desperately needs a show of bipartisanship. If a McCoy chooses a Hatfield as his running mate -- any Hatfield -- it would blindingly illuminate how ugly Bush has made the political discourse in the US. And that should be priority #1 for Kerry.

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