By Daniel Politi,Slate Magazine
The Washington Post leads with news that Mark Warner, the former governor of Virginia, will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. The paper sees this as a sign that the current governor, Timothy Kaine, is unlikely to be selected as Barack Obama’s running mate because it would mean that two Virginians would have prime-time speaking slots on two successive days.
John McCain writes an opinion piece for the WSJ titled “We Are All Georgians,” in which he advocates for the creation of an international peacekeeping force in the separatist regions. But it’s difficult to get past the first sentence: “For anyone who thought that stark international aggression was a thing of the past, the last week must have come as a startling wake-up call.”