More Veepstakes

Chris Cilizza of washingtonpost.com, like so many others during the National Governors Association meeting, sat down with some of the governors whose names are ...
by | February 27, 2008
 

Chris Cilizza of washingtonpost.com, like so many others during the National Governors Association meeting, sat down with some of the governors whose names are known to the Great Mentioners in vice presidential speculation. His post includes video of the interviews, but here are choice passages:

Asked whether she would be interested in national office, [AK Gov Sarah] Palin responded: "Yes." She added that "being able to be in a position to help our nation, how amazing an opportunity would that be." Palin quickly added that she was well aware of the unlikely prospects of being picked this time around. "Absolutely I would say at this point I would say an impossibility," she said.

Contrast Palin's bluntness with the more tightly-held ambitions of three other governors -- Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) and Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.) -- all likely to be in the final pool of potential picks and none willing to say anything that might remotely spoil their chances.

I loved this from Sanford:

"If you followed my vote record in the Congress you would see very clearly that I had no intention to run for another office for the rest of my life," Sanford said.

Gee -- didn't he run for governor after leaving Congress?

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