I am not a betting person, but if I was I’d wager that if Hillary Clinton had been named as Barack Obama’s running mate, John McCain’s first ad would go something like the following:

The camera pans head shots of Obama and Clinton. Looming large between and over both of them would be an even larger head and shoulder shot of Bill Clinton. Fuzzy words would be floating among these three — words like “Whitewater,” “Hillary's Health Care Plan,” “Is, Is!” and maybe even “Monica.” Underneath everything and in big bold letters would be these words: “Change? We can believe in?”

Come on John, it’s hard to believe in your feint praise for Hillary.

— Don Kehrberg, Newton