Obama’s VP pick? A Paper Person

By Jake Whitman

Jan 15, 2008 4:44am

ABC’s David Wright, Andy Fies, and Sunlen Miller Report: Barack Obama regularly plays coy when asked who his Vice Presidential pick would be if he were the democratic nominee.

And in Carson City, Nevada Monday night he did just that, "I can’t tell you. It’s a secret," Obama joked.

But then he went on to reveal a little more about what he would be looking for in his choice for Vice President: someone who could compliment his skill set.

Namely someone who can keep track of papers.

"You know what you can’t do is you can’t put me in charge of some paper. I will lose it and I’ll be like, ‘Did you just give me? Where did that speech go?"’ Obama joked, "You don’t want me as the Chief Operating Officer. That’s not my job. I’m not a systems guy. I’m not somebody who would, you know, make sure that, you know, everything’s running on time."

Obama went on, more seriously, to say that he wouldn’t be intimidated if his Vice Presidential pick knew more than him, and used the example of the benefit of having someone who had talents in military affairs since he did not serve in the military.

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