Since I’ve been postulating on this whole VP issue in a dramatic takeover of ‘s journal, I’ll start doing some tracking here. Food for thought: “Sebelius says vice presidential rumblings interesting, but she’s not interested” from the Kansas City Star. Kathleen Sebelius is, of course, my Democrat governor (interesting Kansas side note: we *have* had a Democrat governor before, and she, too, was a woman). I don’t think there’s much credibility to the idea of Sebelius as a legit. candidate, but three things are interesting in this to me. 1). She is originally from Ohio, the daughter of a governor from there, so that would act as something valuable to the Kerry campaign; 2). She was our insurance commissioner before becoming governor, something that could (I think) be played to the advantage on issues of tax and health care; and 3). She issues one of the better non-denial denials I’ve seen recently. Also, the original rumor came from the Des Moines Register, so she’s being discussed at some level (though not necessarily within the Kerry camp — I hear they have a nomination to win before they talk about all of this).
Why she won’t be picked:
1). She’s in her first term.
2). She has no significant foreign policy experience that would suggest her as a good candidate for the presidency.
3). Ohio roots aside, there’s no way Kerry carries Kansas unless he adds Bob Dole to the ticket and changes his name to “Dwight D. Eisenhower.”