Another day, another Drudge siren announcing a potential VP pick for GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

This time the rumor reportedly originated with President Obama.

President Obama whispered to a top fundraiser this week that he believes GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney wants to name Gen. David Petraeus to the VP slot!

“The president wasn’t joking,” the insider explains to the DRUDGE REPORT.

Please tell us the “top fundraiser” wasn’t a Bain investor with ties to Harry Reid.

White House press secretary Jay Carney denied Drudge’s report and slammed the source.

Ah, yes. Perhaps reporters should stick with sources like Carney who can’t remember Brian Terry’s name.

No comment from the Romney campaign:

After Drudge posted his exclusive, Petraeus shares climbed on Intrade.

Yeah, that’s not gonna last.

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