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LA Times Gets Its VP Story Wrong

August 23, 2008 - Author: newscoma - Comments are closed

Wow. This is embarrassing.

Chicago – Barack Obama has chosen Gov. Tim Kaine of Virginia as his vice presidential running mate, bringing to the ticket a politician who could reinforce Obama’s message of change but who also shares the drawback of inexperience.

Obama’s decision – kept secret amid intense speculation as next week’s Democratic convention draws near – was announced via text messages and e-mails to supporters.

Kaine, who took office in January 2006 and who previously was lieutenant governor and mayor of Richmond, grew up in the Kansas City area. Fluent in Spanish, he worked as a missionary in Honduras before graduating from Harvard Law School, where Obama also earned a degree.

Together with the 47-year-old Obama, Kaine, 50, would give the Democrats the youngest presidential ticket since 1992, when 46-year-old Bill Clinton selected 44-year-old Al Gore as his running mate.

Umm, this obviously didn’t happen.

Your Dewey Beats Truman moment of Zen.

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Discussion (3 Comments)

  1. “Page not found” – yeah, that’s a surprise, LOL.

    That’s hilarious. And the LA TImes! You might have expected that out of, say, a paper the size of the Paris P-I or something. But the Times! Ha!

  2. They had one for each of the “likely” picks, it would seem. I found one for Sibelius, this morning, too.
    .

  3. I saw that Jeff. Man, someone clicked go a bit too soon.