Monday, April 14, 2008

I can actually believe this

I never really saw Condoleezza Rice as trying to be a VP - at least at this time. I think it was just a lot of talk or she might have had a fleeting interest. You never know but I would be extremely surprised if she was offered or accept running as a VP. I don't get that she is just giving lip service to not running either. Anyway, via ABCNews, which has the complete article:

Rice Shoots Down VP Rumors

April 14, 2008 7:26 PM

ABC News Kirit Radia Reports: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice poured cold water on rumors that she was angling for the vice presidential spot on presumptive Republican nominee John McCain's White House bid.

"I do not want to be, don't intend to be, won't be on his ticket," she told the Associated Press in an interview in Alabama today where she received an honorary degree from Air University at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base.

"It's time for me to do something else," she added, saying she would return to Stanford University after the Bush administration leaves office next January.

Rice praised Sen. McCain, of Arizonia, as "an amazing man" with "great intellect" but said the last time she spoke with him was last month after his passport file had been breached.

Speculation that Rice was lobbying for the VP job swirled after Republican strategist Dan Senor said on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos that "Condi Rice has been actively, actually in recent weeks, campaigning for this."

It was later revealed that Rice delivered a speech to an influential conservative group and separately addressed other issues such as race that are typically beyond her foreign policy portfolio as Secretary of State. Her spokesman consistently denied she would do anything other than return to teaching.