Vice President Joe Biden, a Catholic, announced to the press in a joking manner that he won’t be running for Pope to replace Pope Benedict XVI.

Weasel Zippers reports:

Vice President Joe Biden hailed Pope Benedict XVI’s retirement announcement, calling him a man of “great integrity.”

But first, Biden joked that he won’t be seeking to replace him.

“I am not running,” Biden said after hosting a gun violence summit here.

“I had a chance to meet with the Holy Father several months ago privately for an hour. And his decision reinforced for me that … this is a man of great integrity and looking out for what he believes is the best interest of our church. I admire him for it. I think it’s been 713 or so years since anyone has ever done that. I think he sets an incredibly high standard.”

Maybe Biden should follow his example and resign for the good of the country.