Great Mentioner notices Sandoval

Since he took office, there have been rumors that Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval—or his staff—has been positioning him for the vice presidency. Many times, it has been used as a rationale to explain some of the governor’s curious decisions.

On March 30, the Great Mentioner (as the late columnist Russell Baker termed him/her) took notice. This appeared in the Washington Post:

“Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) for vice president?”

That’s it. The whole thing. It appeared in a column by Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake. There was no additional context preceding or following it. It should perhaps be noted that this is the same Cillizza who once wrote a piece about a statewide race in Nevada that contained the phrase “aside from Clark County.”