Tim Pawlenty is not meeting with Mitt Romney when he travels to New Hampshire Friday, just an hours drive from the campaign’s Boston headquarters. But, is he meeting with veep vetter Beth Myers? He’s not telling.
“My schedule for this Friday and Saturday is in New Hampshire. I’m flying into Boston and then traveling immediately up to New Hampshire to start that schedule and I don’t think Gov. Romney is in Boston or around there on Friday or Saturday as I understand it,” Pawlenty told reporters.
When asked if he was meeting with Myers, Pawlenty said, “As it relates to VP questions and process we have a policy the campaign just doesn’t talk about the vice presidential vetting process, schedules, details, people involved all of that. I wish I had more for you.”
a. If, indeed, he's meeting with Myers about Veep stuff on Friday, then that means there'll be no Thursday Veep announcement.
b. This might be a simple feint. The Romney team might want you to think T-Paw's meeting with Myers.
Misdirection -- now not just good for magicians and annoying tourists!
(To read more about misdirection and the Veepstakes, read this).