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Imagine the switch that some thought would occur this cycle.

Imagine that the President kept Joe Biden in mind for Secretary of State and had picked Hillary Clinton as his running mate.

Yes, I know, there would have been the problem of what role Bill Clinton would have played.

And yes, I know, some would have worried about the impact of the ticket of a Black man and a woman, although I think that you would have seen significant cross-over of Republican women for Hillary.

And if Clinton had been picked, would McCain have still picked Sarah Palin as his running mate.

In my alternative scenario, I would have hope so for just this reason -

can you imagine the VP debate between Clinton and Palin?

Clinton could have gone after Palin as hard as she wanted without it being seen as patronizing by a man towards a woman.

I am quite happy with Biden as VP and Clinton as Sec State.  I think both have performed superbly.

But oh what fun it would have been to watch a Clinton-Palin debate, wouldn't it have been?

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