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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.
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.
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.