Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appeared to be joking this morning when he told CBS that he thought Mitt Romney should pick former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate. Palin was McCain’s famed VP pick in his own 2008 presidential bid, and cited by many as one of the reasons he lost. McCain has endorsed Romney.
“I think it should be Sarah Palin,” McCain told CBS’ This Morning, laughing. He then listed other possible picks — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R). Watch it:
If McCain was joking, it’s both an admission of his own error in judgment for picking Palin in 2008, and a sleight against the former Alaska Governor-turned-TV-celebrity.