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Saturday, August 23, 2008

When politicians want to bury bad news...

...they announce it on a Friday, preferably in the late afternoon. That way, the fewest possible people become quickly aware of it.

So why do you suppose Obama chose last night to announce Biden as his V.P.?

UPDATE - Ann Althouse's headline: "Sending his text message at 3 a.m. — the time Hillary made emblematic — Obama picks Biden."

Three in the morning? Talk about burying the story. I guess they figured it was such a big story? They'd built so much speculation about it?

Still, though, why today? Why not two days ago?

Althouse's point about Hillary and the "3 a.m. phone call": that seems a little too clever. Surely Obama's camp wouldn't want to bring back the "who do you want answering the phone" question?

Althouse's second point in that vein:

That 3 a.m. text-time will needle hold-out Hillary lovers.
That seems more likely.

UPDATE #2 - We can all breathe a little easier that this prediction didn't come true.