• Keep an Eye on Barack Obama's Veep Vetters' Hands

    Oh, I do love the smell of veepstakes speculation in the morning. Today's grist for the pundit mill: it sounds like Barack Obama is considering John Edwards and Al Gore for the number two spot on his ticket…

    A member of the Congressional Black Caucus who's met with Obama's vice-presidential screening team says she offered the names of former senators John Edwards and Sam Nunn — and was told they're on the list. Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Michigan says when she mentioned that Al Gore is her favorite, the two members of Obama's team smiled.

    Now, if they had winked, Cheeks Kilpatrick would have understood that Jim Webb is on the list. Scratching their noses is the signal for Bill Richardson, and touching their right shoulders with their left hands is the sign for Wesley Clark. If they take off their hats and touch their heads, that means Obama should steal third.

    It's a very sophisticated process, this veepstakes thing.

    Tags: Al Gore, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Jim Webb, John Edwards, Wesley Clark


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