This has no bearing on anything in the article, but I really need to point this out:
Earnest Cavalli said:
Fans have long speculated that he'd be a shoe-in for inclusion, but to date there's been no official word to confirm the idea.
"shoe-in" is a meaningless phrase. It's somewhere between an onomatopoeia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onomatopoeia] and "eye dialect" [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_dialect] for the phrase "sure win".
People are too lazy to pronounce the r in sure, so it sounds to the ear like "shoo win", which somehow got morphed to "shoe-in" through various levels of failure in communication.