The Associated Press heads out to Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer's ranch to check in with him, and the popular Democrat maintains that he isn't interested in a Senate run or a House bid. The AP:
"I am not goofy enough to be in the House, and I'm not senile enough to be in the Senate," sums up Schweitzer, adding he prefers to be in charge than pay homage to congressional seniority rules.
There's been speculation that he might challenge Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., in 2014.
He also brushes off talk of a 2016 presidential run:
"If Hillary runs, she walks away with the nomination and then beats whichever Republican," Schweitzer said of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "It's lights out."
And -- it being a Schweitzer profile and all -- there's also this:
He tells the story of how he bought his wife a pistol so she wouldn't be afraid to use the outhouse at night because of wolves and bears. And he loves a laugh, suggesting a reporter urinate on an electric fence to see if it was powered up.
Does that really electrocute? his visitor asked.
"What do you think?" Schweitzer said with a big laugh.