Now he too is making headlines by predicting Rice's selection.
Two years before Matt Drudge got famous telling the world that Bill Clinton was carrying on with Monica Lewinsky, the Drudge Report proprietor quietly beat the journalistic establishment to a less remembered scoop: he was first to report that candidate Bob Dole would run with Jack Kemp.
In subsequent years, The Drudge Report has frequently led its readers astray.
I'd rather mock the inaccurate bygone predictions of others than issue one of my own, so let's just say that, whether it happens or not, Rice would bring certain liabilities to any ticket she joined -- and that if this Drudge story is a trial balloon, Team Romney would do well to ponder those liabilities:1) The Republican campaign strategy of mentioning George W.
Bush as little as possible would be jeopardized by choosing a figure best known for the controversial role she played helping to shape his foreign policy.2) Rice championed the disastrous, unpopular war in Iraq, and inaccurately insisted that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, as in this memorable New York Times op-ed "Why We Know Iraq Is Lying."3) The 9/11 attacks were hardly her fault.
Its VP predictions in particular have been lackluster.
Many outlets are nevertheless picking up its latest headline: And Drudge isn't alone in saying so.