OK, so vice president's not so likely, but what about a Cabinet position?
But Roll Call is already onto a new game. The Washington, D.C.-based newspaper includes Burr in its speculation on who might be in the next Cabinet.
Other long-shot possibilities for McCain could include Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) at Treasury or Justice, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) at Veterans Affairs, or even conservative Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), who is retiring in 2010, as attorney general or secretary of Health and Human Services.
Burr is the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Still, the article notes that McCain would be careful about appointing his colleagues because that would open up more seats in the closely divided Senate.