Despite the pixels spilled so far on his presumed nomination, we may yet find ourselves in the unfortunate position of saying, "Gee, wouldn't it have been great if Vilsack really had gotten the nod..."Let's hope not.
November 24, 2008
What's the nicest way to say I told you so? Whatever it is, that's what I'd like to say. And once again, the Meese Rule, well... rules. Thus let the speculation refocus: Was he never in the running? Were smoke-filled rooms populated with Big Farm lobbyists to blame? Is Michael Pollan finally on the shortlist? Who knows. But I do know this: it's time once again to review Tom Philpott's rundown of other leading candidates. And I remind you also of this: