Rick Perry Would Rather Not Be Vice-President

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SIOUX CITY, IA - DECEMBER 15:  Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry fields a question during the Fox News Channel debate at the Sioux City Convention Center on December 15, 2011 in Sioux City, Iowa. The GOP contenders are in the final stretch of campaigning in Iowa where the January 3rd caucus is the first test the candidates must face before becoming the Republican presidential nominee.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Former presidential candidate Rick Perry sat down with Fox and Friends today to chuckle, reminisce, and tackle the question that absolutely nobody's asking: would he do President Newt Gingrich the honor of being his second-in-command? The answer: thanks, but no thanks. "Texas governor versus VP?" Perry said. "The balance on that one isn't even close."

Funnily enough, the Gingrich campaign also dismissed rumors that Perry will join the ticket if and when Newt gets the nomination. (Of course, for that to happen, Gingrich would have to secure about 1,003 more delegates or stage the biggest convention upset in history.)

But at least Governor Perry has graciously bowed out of the cutthroat race to be his vice president, with plenty of time to spare.