It’s a little hard to tell whether Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell felt chagrin or relief the instant that he learned he was getting passed over as Mitt Romney’s pick for the vice-presidential sport on the GOP’s national ticket.
Perhaps this was the moment. Look at Gov. Bob’s grimace. So let’s imagine, shall we?
What did the Mittster say, by way of explanation?
What was Rep. Paul Ryan thinking with that cuppa joe in his hand?
Most importantly, what was going through Gov. Bob’s mind?
Order your guesses as Romney-Ryan-McDonnell, like this example below the fold:ROMNEY: “The sad truth is, Bob, you’re simply too small-statured to run on a national ticket. You’re shorter than George Costanza, for Pete’s sake. And your whole career has been in government. And by the way, you sound like a longshoreman from South Baltimore with every syllable that you utter. And you’re not wearing a white shirt! Bain Capital wouldn’t hire you — you think I’d pick YOU for a national ticket?”
RYAN: “I got no gray! I got no gray! That’s why I got the slot! Plus I’m tall! Yes, I’m tall! And I love Ayn!”
MCDONNELL: “Longshoreman? Whoa! I’m gondowneeoshun. I hope you lose, mofo, but I’ll never say that because if you win I want to appoint me to something, anything, please!”
Make them funny, or mean, or sarcastic, or all three, whatever. The best will win a volume from Dan’s Bookshelf. The contest ends Friday at noon.