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The Woman In Charge Of Romney's VP Search Tweets A Short List, Or Two

Beth Myers is a tease.

The woman running Mitt Romney's search for a running mate — a.k.a. @BethMyers2012 — apparently decided to blow off some steam Friday afternoon with a couple of " Follow Friday" shout-outs on Twitter.

Myers started with the rumored members of Romney's vice presidential short list: New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

But wait. Where's the man at the top of many lists? Where is Ohio Sen. Rob Portman?

Oh, there he is, in a second tweet, along with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, South Dakota Sen. John Thune, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

But unfortunately for Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Jeb Bush and others, there was no third tweet.

What added to the shock for many Twitter faithful in the political world is that before Friday, Myers had sent out just a single tweet. That was when she joined Twitter on April 16, the same day she was tapped to lead Romney's VP effort.

Myers' Twitter silence partly speaks to how tight-lipped she's been about the process. Even her own family hasn't been able to pry anything out of her.

Of course, Romney left on an overseas trip this week without revealing his pick. That likely leaves the political world — and the Twitter-verse — in suspense for a few more weeks. There's little expectation that Romney will make the big announcement until after the Olympics end on Aug. 12.

Romney was taking in the opening ceremony in London as the tweets went out, revealing what must have been a vexing week of vetting for his staff back in Boston.

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