Obama-Clinton rumors shot down in poem

The Weekly Standard hears back from State Department spokesman Philippe Reines on some recent claims made by Obama-antagonizing author Ed Klein. No, Reines says, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not replacing Joe Biden on President Obama's ticket, and she did not meet with Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to discuss doing so. But if the rumor had never started, we would not get this lovely Reines poem:

"This did not happen
"They did not have lunch
"They did not have any meal
"They did not meet this month
"They did not meet last month
"They did not meet in 2012
"They did not meet in 2011, 2010, 2009.
"This is not happening."

The Standard calls it a "children's rhyme," but it's really free verse. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor chimed in with this video.

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