Marc Ambinder floats Dick Lugar for Obama's VP. Ben Smith and Glenn Thrush follow suit. You know, I'm about as absolutist as they come on First Amendment issues, but can there be a law against floating conservative Republican senators as Obama's VP? Really, now. Hagel at least hasn't endorsed McCain and is younger than 76. Lugar's only redeeming quality is that he's not batshit insane on foreign policy. Other than that, he's a down-the-line conservative, complete with 0% ratings from NARAL and the HRC and an 100% from the Christian Coalition to boot. This is slightly less bizarre than the Ann Veneman boomlet, but it's no less stupid.