Joe Klein's Insanity
Check out this supposed McCain wish list
1. Tom Ridge
2. Jeb Bush
3. Mel Martinez
I doubt very much that Jeb Bush is on anybody's list. Martinez can't run, having been born in Cuba. And Klein concludes with this laugher:
Update: As several commenters point out, this list is defective. Gotta figure that Zell Lieberman is at the tippy-top of McCain's wish list.
All this talk of selecting a VP from the other party is nonsense, whether it's Lieberman for McCain or Hagel for Obama. It would be a huge mistake for either candidate to reach across the aisle. First, it sets up a situation where there is no heir apparent for the next go-round. Suppose McCain is elected with Lieberman as his VP. If McCain decides to step down in 2012 or is term-limited out in 2016, who's the Republican frontrunner? Nobody, because Lieberman is very unlikely to inherit his boss' mantle. This is exactly the situation that applied this time around, with Cheney unable to run because of his health problems.