Presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama has selected Michael Phelps's mustache as his vice-presidential nominee, shocking journalists and party activists who were expecting a sitting Senator or Governor to be named.
The mustache, which was a late addition to Obama's VP search team, was announced as Obama's choice at a faith form at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church.
Obama issued the following statement:
"I look forward to serving with Michael Phelps's mustache as President and Vice President of the United States. Though I know my selection is an unconventional one, I have never been a conventional candidate. Indeed, Michael Phelps's mustache has a wealth of foreign policy experience, and I look forward to running with it as we take on John McCain in November."