Veep Watch

Jonathan Garthwaite
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Posted: Aug 19, 2008 9:35 AM

My Blackberry is signed up for Obama's VP announcement text message but until then all we can do is read the tea leaves and speculate foolishly.  So... For what it's worth, Barack Obama mentioned Joe Biden during his speech to the VFW convention this morning.  Only time will tell whether it was the beginning of the promotion of his VP selection or a consolation prize for not being chosen.

I have condemned Russian aggression, and today I reiterate my demand that Russia abide by the cease-fire. Russia must know that its actions will have consequences. They will imperil the Civil Nuclear Agreement, and Russia’s standing in the international community – including the NATO-Russia Council, and Russia’s desire to participate in organizations like the WTO and the OECD. Finally, we must help Georgia rebuild what has been destroyed. That is why I’m proud to join my friend, Senator Joe Biden, in calling for an additional $1 billion in reconstruction assistance for the people of Georgia.