Oh, my, Vesuvius wasn't that forceful! Thanks again, New York Times, for taking the fuse out of another supposed bomb.
Let me add here that I covered the whole supposed "McCain for Kerry VP" story back in 2004, especially at Kerry Haters, and I dismissed the possibility right from the start, as did most sensible observers. John McCain was already looking, in the summer of 2004, as the odds-on candidate for the GOP in 2008. Why would he take the job of Kerry's VP, which if the ticket were successful, would have him without a party and terribly unlikely to become president barring illness or other incapacitation of Kerry?