The vice president pick

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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney and U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wave after Romney introduced Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate during a campaign event at the battleship USS Wisconsin in Norfolk.

On Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced at a Virginia rally that his running mate is seven-term congressman from Wisconsin Paul Ryan.Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles penned the following poem about the the process to select one.

Writes Wolpe:

Vetting valentines to share our lives
We don’t call out the FBI;
But then, we need not ask our mates
“Can you lead the free world if I die?”

Vetting veeps, like counting sheeps
Proves a soporific task
But are there closet skeletons?
You won’t know if you do not ask.

At last it’s done; we’ve got our teams
Now comes the onrushing attack
On Medicare and Medicaid.
And for the losers — Medavac.

View Photo Gallery: Romney and Ryan are embarking on the first day of a four-day bus trip that will take the White House hopefuls to four key swing states: Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio.

Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, David Wolpe is the author of seven books including “Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times” and his latest, “Why Faith Matters.” Follow him on Facebook.


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