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Opinion: Just in: Obama picks Joe Biden as VP, text msg reveals

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In case you’re one of the thousands of people interested in the Barack Obama Democratic presidential campaign who signed up to be the first to learn his vice presidential pick via high-tech e-mail and text message, ours finally arrived.

It’s Joe Biden, the senator from Delaware who’s held that seat since Obama was 11 years old.

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The news came about 15 hours after two unidentified Democratic sources, eager to steal their new party leader’s publicity thunder and earn owsies from some media folks, confirmed Biden’s pick to some reporters.

You can vote right here on whether you approve of the pick.

We’ll let you know if the e-mail version ever shows up. Other than that, the high-tech announcement plan worked pretty well. But it’ll probably be the same guy in the e-mail anyway.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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