The Hill asked all 97 U.S. Senators who aren’t currently running for president the same question: “If you were asked, would you accept an offer to be the VP nominee?”
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.: “I’m not the right choice for the Democrats because they’re going to carry California. So they should really look elsewhere. And I can really help them right here in the Senate as chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee.”
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.: “Of course. I think anybody would.”
There were a few other, er, interesting answers…
U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va.: “No, I can already preside over the Senate, and I do not enjoy spending a lot of time at ‘undisclosed locations.’ ”
And maybe best of all, U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho: “I would say ‘No, Hillary.’ ”
Visit the Hill’s Web site for the complete list of verbatim answers.