August 27, 2008

Some lazy afternoon VP speculation for you; UPDATES!

I know, I know.  I'm addicted to veepstakes nonsense.  Deal with it, crackas!  Byron York has been keeping an eye on the chatter for us over at The Corner and had this to say:

McCain is scheduled to be with his vice president at a rally in Dayton, Ohio at 11 a.m. Friday.  Next, the pair will appear at a rally in Pennsylvania, in a small town south of Pittsburgh, at 5 p.m. Saturday.  If memory serves, in 2000, Lieberman, an observant Jew, did not campaign or take part in campaign activities from Friday evening to Saturday evening.  The Pennsylvania rally certainly seems to fall in that period.  I am not saying that there might not be other factors at play in the rollout of McCain's choice, but it is hard to imagine that that would not be a factor.

Hmmmm.  I doubt that this means much, but if we're reading the tea leaves right this could be a good sign for Rep. Eric Cantor who, like Jack Abramoff, is Jewish.  We know that he has been vetted, has the support of conservatives, and would likely need a three-day "getting to know you" rollout as described.

I'd be 100% on-board with a McCain-Cantor ticket. 

Update: Just wanted to remind everyone is still Jewish.

Update:  It looks like I may have read that report all wrong.  The schedule might mean there will be no Jewish VP.

Yet another update: Byron answers a question I've been asking:

It turns out Cantor does work and travel on Saturdays, so no, it doesn't appear that that would be a factor.  On the other hand, I haven't heard anything to suggest that Cantor is in the final mix in the McCain veep search.

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