Perry says VP holds no appeal

Associated Press
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 1:07pm

AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry, saying support has been “overwhelming” as he nears a decision on running for president, suggested Tuesday he'd rather keep his current job than take the No. 2 slot on the GOP ticket.

“I think you kind of go, ‘vice president, governor of Texas,'” Perry said, mimicking a scale with his hands as he weighed the jobs. “John Nance Garner had a pretty good handle on that.”

Garner, a Texan who was Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president in 1933-41, is known for saying that the vice presidency was “not worth a bucket of warm spit.” (That's the sanitized version.)

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