New York - NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will be Hillary Clinton's 2016 running mate according to a secret deal forged by the Reverend Al Sharpton.
De Blasio is sitting pretty as a firm 3/1 favorite to become Hillary's slave - ah, Veep! - after pushing out Colorado Governor John Chickencooper into second place.
However the Sharpton-brokered arrangement still needs some tweaking because of de Blasio's lack of security clearance.
"Sure, Bill's never been positive-vetted," Sharpton's tarot reader said today, "but seeing he's already knee-deep in classified stuff it's all looking pretty much like a dung deal."
Some of that 'classified stuff' includes de Blasio's blithe support for Communist Cuba in 1991 as well as kowtowing to the Marxist Sandinistas during his summer holidays to Nicaragua in the 1980s.
Hillary's own vetting was only ever confined to a perfunctory probe when Bill Climton became president because US Cursed Ladies - as presidential wives are known - are deemed to be pure and chased (sick) like the driven snow.
Or pretty much like that Jackie O.
Commenting on the upcoming running partnership a Democratic Party aide said, "Bill de Blasio WHO?"