Waiting for that Magic Text Message

Who else has spent the past few days literally hanging onto their cell phone 24/7 willing it to buzz? Or sleeping with their phone next to them hoping for that early morning (3 am? Haha!) alarm of the tidalwave of text messages from the Obama campaign releasing the name of his VP selection?

Every news organization has spent the past week or so reading every possible tea leaf they can get their hands on with the hopes of deciphering who the magic choice will be; everything from how many bagels Sen. Joe Biden hands out to reporters on his front lawn to the intonation of Sen. Obama's frequent quotes of "I know but I'm not telling" have been gone through with a fine toothed comb. The latest, and possibly most helpful, description of said VP choice came from Sen Obama himself, saying that he/she will be someone who is:

"...independent...feisty...stand up to him in the WH...help the economy...ready to be President..."

The short list every news outlet is giving: Sen. Joe Biden who is known for mouthing off, Sen. Bye of Indiana, and Gov. Tom Kaine of Virgina which is a huge swing state

MY short list: Sen. Joe Biden who is known for mouthing off (and buying breakfast for stakeout reporters), our dear favorite former Wicked Witch of the West, Sen. Hillary Clinton, and our favorite Nobel Peace Prize and Oscar-winning former VP Al Gore.

For some reason, my gut is telling me that he's going to pick Hillary. Which would actually be pretty cool if she would only leave the hubby at home and back the hell off and not try to run a co-presidency. Who will it be? It's kind of like having a huge present under the Christmas tree for weeks before Christmas and not being allowed to open it. You can shake it, poke at it, ask a zillion obnoxious questions, but wait for that moment when someone (he? she? it? cat? dog? bagels? Bill?) jumps out of the box and yells "Surprise!"

UPDATE: I couldn't get the light on my cell to stay on long enough to take a picture, so I pilfered one. Keep in mind the time in the pic is EST, my phone buzzed at 1:09 am.
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