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McMorris Rodgers for Veep meme continues

Yet still another website is doing a post on the prospect of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers getting the No. 2 spot on the GOP national ticket this fall. This time it's Human Events, Powerful Conservative Voices.

It has the standard bio information that's familiar to most Spin Control readers, or at least the ones in our main readership area of the Inland Northwest. It talks about her spot in House Republican leadership. It also suggests the whole thing was "conceived in cyberspace", being first mentioned online, then picked up in print in Washington, D.C., news outlets.

It also contains the standard "it's an honor to be considered or even mentioned" comment that is de rigeur for any potential veep candidate at this stage. What it doesn't ask -- or at least answer in print -- is, "Have you talked to Mitt Romney about this?"

Which seems a logical question, considering McMorris Rodgers is the Washington state chairwoman for the Romney campaign, and Mitt was in the state just last week in advance of the precinct caucuses.

Spin Control did ask that question on Saturday night, in discussing Romney's win in Washington with McMorris Rodgers. The answer: No, they haven't talked about it at all.

Which is about what you'd expect, considering that it is March.

So let's start a new meme: HBO's movie about the 2008 campaign, "Game Change", has Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin. If McMorris Rodgers is selected as the GOP vice presidential candidate, and the 2012 campaign is made into a movie, who will be cast as Cathy?

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Jim Camden
Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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