On Morning Joe today, Tim Pawlenty relived the vetting process with a casual shrug.
"For me, it wasn't that tough because I'd been through it before and had kept a lot of the same stuff that you had to submit from last time.
So it just involved a little updating from 2008, and then once you submit the stuff and go through a few interviews, it's not that hard of a process, really."
So evidently, if you've gone through a Veep vetting before, the next one is sort of like updating your anti-virus software (take note, Norton, your antivirus software should at least be as easy as a second Veep vetting).
That led to the most poignant moment when T-Paw talked expectations.
"I can honestly say I wasn't disappointed to not get something I didn't expect."
That raises an interesting question -- can you be disappointed to not get something you didn't expect? I say "yes". Remember on Willy Wonka -- the grandfather truly didn't expect a golden ticket when he opened that first candy bar with Charlie, but was nevertheless disappointed.
T-Paw also revealed that Mitt Romney called him the Monday before the pick, and said he was going a different direction.