Webb As Senator

Fallows, who has known Webb for nearly thirty years and wrote an Atlantic cover story with him, makes the case against Webb as veep. Bottom line - it would make Webb miserable:

Jim Webb has arranged his life so as to maximize his intellectual and personal independence, and minimize the things he "has" to do and the bosses he must answer to. Novelist, essayist, journalist, movie-maker -- through the two decades before his Senate race he's been his own boss as much as possible, and has clearly relished saying exactly what he believes. The federal government office that most nicely matches his previous life is the one he now holds: as a U.S. Senator.