Washington AC/DC - (Hustings Mess): Forget those sentimental and foolish GOP yearnings for Condoleezza Rice as John McCain's Number 2.
"McCain/Condi ain't gonna happen even Obama picks Oprah Winfrey as his running mate," a senior Senate Energy Committee source declared today.
Old warhorse McCain is eyeing Alaska's frisky new filly Governor Sarah Palin as his presidential dream ticket Veep.
The news comes amid reports of senior Exxon-Mobil execs meeting with Dick Cheney today to thrash out an OPEC-busting deal in the post-Bush era.
Palin, 44, has silently schmoozed over GOP worries about a second major Alaskan scandal involving continuing massive oil industry corruption and deception charges against state legislators and their big oil puppetmasters.
And while a number of political top brass may yet face prosecution over graft, kickbacks and bribery Palin's righteous clean sweep of the state's Republicans has earned her the sort of kudos that makes a grown man like McCain "weep tears of sweet light crude."
Palin is an ex-athlete, a former Miss Alaska beauty queen, Mayor of Wasilla and mother of five children.
After nearly two and a half years in the Alaskan Governor's orifice she is "ripe for a quantum leap with the right GOP man" according to Anchorage sources.
If she takes up that McCain VP ticket some believe her latent Lady Macbeth traits will eventually bubble to the surface.
"She's very tough and immensely ambitious. And if McCain gets in to the White House you can damned well expect a massive coronary infarction within a few months will propel Sarah Palin into the Commander-on-Chief's job," The Spoof's roving reporter in Anchorage said today.