Here’s what the Loop’s reading this morning:

U.S. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan testified. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

Vanilla veep — Here’s why Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) would make a perfect vice-presidential candidate, in his own words: “I’m so boring that I didn’t even know I was boring,” he says, according to our colleague Michael Leahy.

Courtroom drama — Jurors in the case against former Sen. John Edwards are following the “Bunny money,” our colleague Manuel Roig-Franza reports. Meanwhile, our colleague T.W. Farnam reports that legal experts are giving the edge to Edwards — if he’s convicted, they say he’s likely to win an appeal.