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Safire Predicts President McCain… and Veep Bloomberg?

William Safire, a former Times Op-Ed columnist, offers his 34th annual “Office Pool” column, offering a multiple-choice test of predictions for the coming year – some sound serious, some sound wacky, and some make one want to check Safire’s medication.

The good news for John McCain fans: Safire predicts that at the dawn of 2009, America will face “creative gridlock, as President McCain finds common ground with a centrist Democratic Congress.”
The bad news for John McCain fans: He also predicts the ticket will be John McCain-Michael Bloomberg.
Mitigating those predictions: Safire admits he got 12 out of 15 predictions wrong.

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