Dream team? A humorous look at Sebelius’ pros and cons

Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius

Recently, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius started making the short list of possible vice presidential candidates on U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s ticket because after Obama secured the Democratic nomination, about one million political writers following his campaign had nothing else to do.

So here are 10 reasons why Sebelius should be Obama’s running mate, and 10 why she shouldn’t.

Obama should pick Sebelius because:

1. She’s a woman who is not Hillary Clinton.

2. Red state street cred.

3. She has a strong political pedigree.

4. In control (there will be no embarrassing leaks from a Sebelius vice presidency).

5. Leadership (she’s actually got some stuff done).

6. Obama and Sebelius seem to genuinely like each other.

7. They are both jocks.

8. She has the governor thing down.

9. National media would parachute into Kansas and write “Dorothy” leads.

10. She could market “Don’t Drop the Soap” while on the campaign trail.

Obama shouldn’t pick Sebelius because:

1. Governor, you are no Hillary Clinton.

2. Foreign policy experience mostly limited to incursions into Kansas City, Mo.

3. Who would Melvin Neufeld criticize?

4. Sebelius-Romney debate would put nation to sleep for years.

5. McCain will win Kansas.

6. National media would parachute into Kansas and write “Dorothy” leads.

7. Too careful politically.

8. Not a gray-haired white male.

9. Gaffes will occur (Kansas wines, Missouri roads).

10. First dude would lose cool-sounding title.