The Washington Times - January 20, 2009, 05:40AM

The AP is reporting that Joe Biden publicly shushed his wife, Jill, after she revealed on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that he had his pick of being Barack Obama’s running mate or the secretary of state nomination.

“Joe had the choice to be secretary of state or vice president,” Mrs. Biden said during an appearance with her husband on “Oprah,” which was filmed at the Kennedy Center on the eve of the inauguration.

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Biden turned to his wife, raised a finger to his lips and issued a “Shhh!” that made the audience laugh.

Well, it looks like a good thing that Biden went with the vice president job because his wife can’t keep state secrets.

The secretary of state nomination went to Hillary Clinton, and I wonder how she felt about this episode of “Oprah.”  Perhaps we’ll find out on the next episode of “Oprah”: “More secrets of the Obama administration revealed AND pedicures for your pooch, when we return after the break.”