I liked this paragraph from this latest Washington Post story about Democratic contender Barack Obama’s vice-presidential options. Note boldfaced sentence:
One is believed to be Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who was prepping for the job with a weekend trip overseas to Georgia, at the invitation of President Mikheil Saakashvili, to assess the situation there. His stock among those not in the know has risen sharply lately because of world events. How he is faring with the candidate is not known.
In fairness, perhaps my interpretation of this paragraph is not quite correct.