Kaine eager to help Obama’s V-P search
Multi-tasking Governor Tim Kaine, in Charlottesville today for a pair of ribbon-cuttings, told reporters that he views the prospect of a role in a Barack Obama presidential administration the way he views lottery winnings: "It won't happen."
However, he says he's feeling good about the Obama campaign, which he co-chairs. And he hopes to give the candidate advice on V-P selection.
"I have some thoughts about the kind of person he should pick," says Kaine, "and I would give him that advice, but I don't think it should be me."
Kaine's remarks came during a stop to UVA's Miller Center, whose director, Gerald Baliles (shown here at left, with Kaine, if you click), occupied the governor's mansion five governors ago from 1986 to 1990.
In response to a reporter's question, Kaine expressed enthusiasm for light rail. Just two days earlier, the governor was in Norfolk for yet another ceremony, this one a groundbreaking for Norfolk's light rail project, dubbed "The Tide."