Politics & Government

July 29, 2008

Obama VP rumor an example of how names get out

Ann Veneman's putative vice presidential candidacy apparently came and went quickly, but left some political lessons in its wake. The Modesto, Calif., native and former agriculture secretary is now the latest case study in how trial balloons get floated, and why. Late last week, two anonymous Democratic lawmakers told the Politico newspaper that Veneman's name was being mentioned as a potential running mate for Democrat Barack Obama.

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