Tuesday, September 02, 2008

McCain / Eagleton

Once upon a time there was a presidential candidate who failed to vet his veep, was terribly embarrassed by it, and had to find a new veep for his ticket. They lost that election in one of the worst defeats in in living memory. Expect to hear the name Thomas Eagleton a lot over the next few days. Eagleton was on the 1972 Democratic ticket with George McGovern for 18 days and campaign paraphernalia with their names are now coveted collectors' items. Let's see if Palin lasts longer. Meanwhile, stock up on those campaign buttons and tee shirts, they might be valuable some day.

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