Diary

Who Isn't Going to be the GOP VP?

I got what I would normally consider a routine email yesterday. It was the RNC schedule and roster of speakers for the upcoming soiree in Minneapolis next week.

It was about as interesting as watching paint dry until I realized something.

On Monday night, the following speakers are listed:

Gov. Tim Pawlenty (Minn.)
U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (Conn.)
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.)

On Tuesday night these folks are slated to speak:

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani
Gov. Sarah Palin (Alaska)
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (Ark.)
Former Gov. Tom Ridge (Pa.)
Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson (Tenn.)

Wednesday night’s roster sports the following:

Gov. Bobby Jindal (La.)
Former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.)
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.)

And closing night has the final slate including:

Gov. Tim Pawlenty (Minn.)
Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist (Tenn.)

None of this would be anything earthshattering except that also slated to speak on Wednesday is the following person:

Republican Party’s Vice Presidential Nominee

If we assume the RNC is not being clever, there are a lot of names on the list that are NOT going to be the GOP’s VP nominee. Now the suspense is killing me …

Blue Collar Muse