Tim Pawlenty Claims to Want Out of the Veepstakes

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During an appearance on CBS's Face the Nation today, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty said that he'd "encouraged people who asked [him the running mate] question in the [Romney] campaign to look at other prospects." He did, however, say that  "anybody who would be asked to serve in a position like that would be honored to be asked," so he still has room to reconsider. After all, he is one of the country's leading incredibly boring white guys.