“I’m too old to be vice president," Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley told Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill.
Grassley is 74; Republican presidential candidate John McCain is 71.
"But I am young enough to be reelected to the Senate," said Grassley, hinting at a run for a sixth Senate term in 2010.
The Hill asked all 97 senators who aren't running for president for their thoughts on the vice presidency and published the verbatim responses. Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin demurred on the vice presidency himself, saying his choice is Daily Show host John Stewart.
Other responses from senators Iowans may know well:
But the funniest answer came from Republican Larry "Wide Stance" Craig, leaving office this year under the cloud of a sex scandal. His response? “I would say ‘No, Hillary.’”