So Edwards is the man.
Indeed, not only did Kerry manage to make a solid VP pick he was able to take a bit of hide out of the behind of the Murdoch media empire. On the newsstands this morning here in New York City the New York Post's
headline boasts their exclusive scoop that Kerry has picked Dick Gephardt.Oops
(Actually, I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for the Post
, all ideological difference aside, as their editorial page provided one of my few financial lifelines after I struck out on my own in 2000. I wrote a sort of semi-regular column for them -- a token liberal, or rather non-right-winger -- through 2001 and, I think, for much of 2002.)
Actually, the Post
might have done better to look at this post on an aviation bulletin board
that a TPM reader -- JB -- sent me last night, perhaps the first real solid news that Edwards was the pick.
Some cynical commentary now running on CNN, aping GOP talking points; but that's to be expected.
More posts on this later. But, on balance, I'd say this is a very solid pick on many counts.