By Diane Silver
The Washington Posts today listed Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as one of nine possible vice presidential candidates.
I'm going to sound terribly cynical, but I don't see this as very likely. If nominated, Barack Obama may well need to shore up the white male vote and chose accordingly. Hillary Clinton would need to pick a male running mate for similar reasons of touchiness, prejudice and balance. John Edwards is Sebelius' best bet for getting the number two spot, and Edwards' star is decidedly dimming.
Please note that I'm not saying that such touchiness / prejudice / political balance are right, only that they're factors candidates will likely consider as they mull over a running mate.