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Friday, August 22, 2008

Two Mysteries Solved!

Recently, I discovered that the solution to two big news stories lay in two other news stories. At least, that's the Principle of Economy in Truthiness at work.

Let's turn to our first story, from The Washington Post:

Hair Samples in Anthrax Case Don't Match
Strands From Mailbox in Princeton Are Not From Ivins, Investigators Say

By Carrie Johnson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, August 14, 2008; Page A02

Federal investigators probing the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks recovered samples of human hair from a mailbox in Princeton, N.J., but the strands did not match the lead suspect in the case, according to sources briefed on the probe.

Hmm, the DNA doesn't match. A tale of paranoid fantasies, claims that don't bear out and a mysterious figure.

Who is the object of that search? Who is the true mysterious figure behind all this? Deep down, you've always known. There can be only one answer.

Moving on to our second story, Obama's VP choice should be apparent tomorrow, which has only increased speculation. As the AP reports:

Obama prepares to name veep, no hints yet

By LIZ SIDOTI and NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's potential running mates ducked, dodged and semi-denied their way through a day of political intrigue Friday as the Democratic presidential contender readied a high-tech announcement of his pick for vice president.

"No, no, no, no, no, no, no, nooooo," Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius told reporters who asked for her latest thoughts on the months-long search.

Oh, but yes, yes, yeeeeeeeeeeessssss! We know the answer. Think about it. Obama needs a proven hand, someone knowledgeable about defeating a myriad of enemies, someone well-traveled and experienced.

He's picked someone who, it must be admitted, became a more divisive figure earlier this year, but still has a great groundswell of support, appeal across multiple demographics, and who will help Obama be competitive even in red states.

Really, Obama's VP choice couldn't be more obvious.

Try to top that, McCain!

(Cross-posted at The Blue Herald)

1 comment:

Brian said...

Mary will be so pleased.