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The Ol’ Bait-and-Switch

First Barack Obama’s campaign offered to sign people up for text messages to be the first to know who the vice messiah will be. (OMG! BO 2 TXT VP!) But now the Obama campaign is trying to get you to sign up for their email list on the same premise: being the first to know the VP pick. (Hillary’s probably signed up for both already, not counting on a courtesy call.) So who’s going to know first, the hip young texters or the fuddy old emailers?

And what, no Twitter?
I’ll bet one dollar that Drudge readers know five minutes before Obama donors.

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