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Kristol floats Musharraf as Obama’s VP.

By Ben Armbruster  

"Kristol floats Musharraf as Obama’s VP."

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Last night on Fox News, the Special Report “All-Star Panel” discussed whom Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) will choose as his running mate. Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol — who claims to know how to pick a VP — said his “sources” tell him “it’s down to three names — Governor Kaine of Virginia, Senator Biden of Delaware, Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas.” But later, Kristol suggested that ousted Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf might be a good choice:

KRISTOL: My view is this — President Bush needs to give President Pervez Musharraf asylum, give him instant citizenship, and then Obama can put him on the ticket for vice president.

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Kristol quickly backtracked from his joke, stating, “Look, we shouldn’t romanticize Musharraf.” But this isn’t the first time Kristol has offered up some dark horse VP candidate ideas, such as Justice Clarence Thomas, Gen. David Petraeus and Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno.

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