The Wednesday New York Times story by Adam Nagourney puts paid to 
the story that Barack Obama was weighing Hillary Clinton as his 
running mate: "There is mounting evidence that Barack Obama's interest 
in Hillary Clinton for the post of vice president has faded." I am 
glad that this finis to her ambitions is now agreed upon. But, 
frankly, I saw no evidence ever that Barack was weighing the lady as 
his companion on the ticket. He'd have to lie awake trying to figure 
out what tricks Hillary and Bill would play upon him, and no sane 
presidential nominee would ever do that.