WASHINGTON--New York Times columnist William Safire was asked by "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert to speculate on vice presidential picks. Safire said if Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) was the nominee, she would tap Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) to be her running mate. He predicated Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) would select Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to be on his ticket.
Said Safire, "What about Rahm Emanuel, the most powerful voice in the House of Representatives that agrees with Hillary Clinton on foreign affairs. He's a hawk. And although he's a rootin' tootin' liberal on domestic affairs, he is a hawk on foreign affairs. I was at the--a roast for him for Epilepsy Association, and Hillary Clinton was there, and I said, quite frankly, here you have the hawkish side of the Democratic Party. If they get together, the bumper sticker will read "Invade and bomb with Hillary and Rahm."
Russert: But, you know, they never got along when they worked together in the Clinton White House, but that's another subject.