What's the Criteria For McCain's VP? Not What You'd Expect.


From CBS News' John Bentley:

Was Bobby Jindal belting out show tunes? Did Mitt Romney show off his funky chicken? Probably not, but Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., had little fun with all of the speculation about John McCain's Memorial Day get together that included some possible running mates. "Singing was last night. Dancing is this morning," Graham jokingly told Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation . "There's 67 different species of birds on the ranch. I know. I've seen them all twice."

Graham is one of the guests at McCain's Sedona, Arizona, ranch this weekend, along with about two dozen others, but all eyes are on Jindal, Romney, and Florida governor Charlie Crist. McCain has said it is a purely social event, with no singing challenges, dance-offs, or bird-watching competitions to decide who will share the Republican presidential ticket. "It's a chance for John to relax with some friends and supporters from the politics and business," Graham said. "I wish it was more, but it's not. I'm sorry, that's all it is."

McCain will head to neighboring New Mexico today where he'll speak in Albuquerque at the New Mexico Veteran's Memorial, and he'll stay out west for the next few days, campaigning in Colorado, California, Nevada, and Arizona.