Kaine: McCain Phoned In Palin Selection

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Governor Tim Kaine says John McCain phoned it in when he picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.

Kaine, a Democrat, was on Barack Obama's vice presidential short list. He said on his monthly radio show on Washington's WTOP Tuesday that McCain wasn't diligent in his choice.

He said McCain met Palin once in a large crowd, interviewed her by phone, then offered her the vice presidential slot on the Republican ticket.

He said McCain knew so little about her that he had to crib her biography off her resume when he introduced her.

In Kaine's words, "Most people would take hiring someone for a summer job more seriously."