Sen. Hillary Clinton has announced herself as running mate for Sen. Barack Obama.
The Democratic senator was long considered a likely choice for vice president, though some feared Obama might do something stupid like pick a fellow northeasterner and/or white guy.
Clinton abandoned her own White House run after a private meeting with DNC leaders from which she emerged sporting a black eye but, by the look of the DNC old guard as they emerged, she gave as good as she got.
Clinton is married to former US President William Jefferson Clinton and has a charming daughter, Chelsea. She received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley and went on to obtain a law degree from Yale.
She was voted senator for New York State in 2000, becoming the first former First Lady to run for office. She is also renowned as the first former First Lady to down boilermakers on live TV.
Hillary will make her first big speech as the VP candidate on Wednesday, August 27 -- the third night of the Democratic convention, assuming she can successful spike Biden's blood pressure medication.