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Can You Hear the PUMAs Howl?

12:10 PM, Aug 22, 2008 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Mike Allen reports that the Obama campaign never vetted Hillary:

There's one Democrat who would seem to have little or no chance of being picked by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to be his running mate - his former opponent, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.).

But it's not for the reason you think.

Obama has often said, most recently on NBC's "Meet the Press" on July 27, that Clinton "would be on anybody's short list."

But apparently not his.

"She was never vetted," a Democratic official reported. "She was not asked for a single piece of paper. She and Senator Obama have never had a single conversation about it. How would he know if she'd take it?"

The official also said Clinton never met with Obama's vetting team of Eric Holder and Caroline Kennedy.

Update: Allahpundit is skeptical:

Drudge is hammering this for all it's worth, so either (a) it's one last eleventh-hour head fake before she's unveiled, or (b) this convention is going to rock so very, very hard.