When I wrote this morning that "it would make perfect sense for Obama to try to re-enforce his message of change and transcendence by picking a red state woman governor like Kathleen Sebelius or Janet Napolitano as his running mate" I hadn't realized that Napolitano was gearing up to endorse Barack Obama which presumably helps strengthen the case.

Chris Bowers, incidentally, agrees with me that a VP pick should re-enforce the candidate's message not balance the ticket, but sees Napolitano as a "balancing" choice. Maybe the fact that Chris sees her as a balance pick while I see her as a re-enforcement pick means she has the best of both worlds. Now, though, is probably a good time to admit that I don't actually know a great deal about Governor Napolitano and maybe she's terrible on some key issues or something.