Condi Debunks Veep Rumors

She's 'last to know about it,' quips aide
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2008 6:32 AM CDT
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. There is speculation she might become John McCain's running mate.   (Getty Images (by Event) Individuals)
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(Newser) – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has once again quashed speculation that she is seeking the vice presidential nomination as John McCain's running mate, reports the Washington Post. A McCain-Rice ticket would satisfy many of McCain's conservative critics and represent a formidable challenge to a Dem ticket headed by a woman or African American.

"If she is actively seeking the vice presidency, she's the last one to know about it," said her spokesman. "I think what she is considering is focusing on her work because—you may have missed it—there's quite a bit left to do."