From CBS's The Early Show, via Salon's War Room: "Another thing the Bush campaign has conveniently left out is that McCain was, in fact, then Governor Bush's first choice in 2000, according to another interview McCain gave to CBS' The Early Show in March. McCain said then: 'Look, I don't want to be Vice President of the United States, I do not want to leave the Republican party, I would not be Vice President of the United States on either ticket. I told President Bush when he asked me in 2000 if, when he asked me if I was interested, I said I was not interested.' "
Amazing chutspah considering Bush's 2000 primary campaign. I have to admit, I kinda wish McCain had said yes, but it probably wouldn't have made much difference.