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.
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty participates in the opening session of a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit on “the role of free enterprise in job creation” at the chamber May 3, 2010 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a study before the summit highlighting “free enterprise principles,” including entrepreneurship, open trade and competitive tax rates, benefit states when creating jobs. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/2010 Getty Images