Why is this a story?

Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, yesterday “categorically” rejected suggestions that he run as Democratic Sen. John Kerry’s vice-presidential candidate.

Oh, you mean like he did two weeks ago, and the week before that, and the week before that, and the week before that, and the week before that?

Yeah, this is real news.

The brilliance of this is that it will most likely diminish the real Veep choice.