Sanford doesn't expect to be VP pick

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June 2, 2008

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.---Gov. Mark Sanford was in North Augusta this afternoon defending almost 70 vetoes he recently made to the state budget. While here, he talked with News 12 about possibly being John McCain's running mate this November.

"It's one of those ridiculous questions that anybody who says I wouldn't take the call is lying," Sanford said. "No, it's not something I want to do, not something I'm focused on. It is a pure lightning strike in life. And, if it was to come your way, you'd talk it over with friends, family, you talk it over with the folks. But, it's not a lightning strike I'm remotely worried about coming my way."

In an informal poll this afternoon, two of Gov. Sanford's kids say they don't want Dad to be the vice president, either.

Sanford made $72 million worth of cuts from the $7 billion budget. The biggest cut was almost $22 million to a state health care program for poor kids. The SC House has two days to overturn the vetoes.

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