Biden: Clinton VP Swap "Not in the Cards"

In an interview on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden again emphasized his disinterest in switching jobs with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- and said that he and Clinton were on the same page on the matter.

"I have breakfast with Hillary almost every Tuesday morning we're both in the country," he said to Terry Moran, in an interview with ABC News' Nightline, adding that the move was "not in the cards."

"I assure you, she's not interested in switching - nor am I... Nor is the president."

Rumors swirled about a possible swap earlier this month, when longtime Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward said that a possible Obama-Clinton ticket was "on the table" for 2012.

The White House immediately dismissed this notion, which White House senior adviser David Axelrod called "complete bulls**t."

A Clinton source called the idea "the dumbest thing I've ever heard," CBS News chief White House correspondent Chip Reid reported at the time.

And on Monday, Biden confirmed to the New York Times that he had in fact already agreed to be Mr. Obama's running mate in 2012: "Look, [the president] said, 'We're going to run together. Are you going to run?' I said, 'Of course, you want me to run with you, I'm happy to run with you,'" Biden said.

During the Nightline interview, the vice president also continued to hammer away at Republican interest groups for their unsourced contributions to conservative political campaigns. "Just tell us where the money's coming from," Biden demanded. "Why can't the Chamber say, 'These are where the contributions are coming from?' Why cant' Karl Rove tell us where the contributions are coming from? Because that's where the base in which people make judgments."


Lucy Madison
Lucy Madison is a political reporter for CBSNews.com. You can read more of her posts here. Follow Hotsheet on Facebook and Twitter.

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