Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talks with Defense Secretary Robert Gates prior to President Bush making remarks on the Colombia Free Trade Agreement, Monday, April 7, 2007, in Washington. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Eugene Robinson is all wound up over at the Washington Post about all the Condi Veep rumors, poor thing. He kinda wants it to happen! Well, sort of! But not really! He acknowledges that it'll never happen, hints that it would be a really, really bad idea, but OMG, would it be entertaining:
And, as a bonus, there would be the piano recitals, the early-morning workouts, the skybox appearances at football games, the impromptu lectures on Russian history (in Russian), the daily fashion show. . . . Pleeeeeease?
Oh, Eugene! I know exactly, exactly how you feel! Exactly! And I hate to crush your (and my own) dreams, but I hope this is unequivocal enough:
"I don't know how many ways she can say no," said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack of reports that Rice is actively campaigning to join the Arizona senator's ticket.
"She has got to finish up her work as secretary of state and then head back out West ... to go to Stanford. Remember, she is still a tenured professor at Stanford and only on leave from Stanford. She fully intends to go back," he added.