Opinion: Nancy Pelosi favors Edwards as Obama’s vice president

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And for vice president? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to tout Edwards.

‘I’ve always tried to encourage Mr. Edwards to run for leadership or something,’ Pelosi told reporters Thursday. ‘I think he’s an extraordinarily talented person.’

Wait a moment. Didn’t former Sen. John Edwards run for leadership or something four years ago? When he sought the Democratic nomination for president and ended up the vice presidential nominee with John Kerry? And again, earlier this year, when Edwards tried again for his own nomination?

‘We’re talking about Chet Edwards, a member of Congress from Texas, who represents Waco,’ Pelosi clarified.

In fact, the nine-term Democrat also represents Crawford, which makes him President Bush’s congressman. Pelosi sent reporters a-Googling earlier this week when she mentioned the Texan as a possible running mate for Barack Obama. She was asked about the choice again during her weekly news conference.


‘He is really one of the finest people I’ve ever served with, and he demands the respect of his colleagues, I could say, on both sides of the aisle,’ she said.

Matthew Hay Brown has the rest of this intriguing tale over at the Swamp.

-- Andrew Malcolm