I was just thinking to myself, "self, the time is rapidly running out for speculating about Al Gore running for president being selected as Obama’s VP! What fun will punditry be then?"

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Most folks have assumed that Gore is off the VP list, but he hasn’t been slotted as a convention speaker yet, which is curious since Gore is one of the party’s superstars and its most effective spokesperson on energy and the environment.

Are they holding off because he’s a finalist for Veep? And I have two pretty good sources who say Gore and Obama are actively exploring an administration slot for Al. What better post to be sustainability czar than vice president?

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