If Joe Scarborough really wants to be a vice presidential candidate under Michael Bloomberg, as the Huffington Post reported, then he has a funny way of showing it.
“Can I just say, I would be the worst vice president ever,” Scarborough said today on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “Andrew Johnson was bad. He got impeached. I would be worse.”
Scarborough said that any rumors about him running with the New York City mayor in 2012 were completely unfounded, and that he even said as much to Huffington’s Howard Fineman before the reporter’s article hit the Web last night.
“There are two things that bother me about this story,” Scarborough said. “First of all, I say no, and it’s written anyway. [And] a source close to the mayor says Joe is very interested in being vice president? First of all, the source must not be that close to the mayor, because the mayor and I haven't talked about this. Secondly, [the source] doesn't know me, because I would be terrible.”
And just in case his viewers didn’t get the message...
“Mike Bloomberg and I have not talked about this directly, or indirectly, or super-super-secret indirectly,” Scarborough said. “I would not use sign language. It's not like The Sting, nothing like that. Can I just say no?”