Chris Christie Very Melodramatically Does Not Want to Be Senator

"I would rather die."

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Chris Christie is expected to run for president next year, but if that doesn’t work out for some reason, don’t expect him to run for a lesser office … like, say, U.S. Senator.

His weekend comments on the topic are perhaps best read in the voice of an exasperated teen from the Valley:

“When I say I’m never running for public office in New Jersey again, I mean: I’m never running for public office in New Jersey again. The only job left for me to run for is United States Senate, and let me just say this: I would rather die than be in the United States Senate,” Christie said, adding emphasis on the words, “I would rather die.”

“I would be bored to death,” he continued. “Could you imagine me, banging around that chamber with 99 other people, asking for a motion on the amendment in the subcommittee? Forget it. It would be over, everybody. You’d watch me just walk out and walk right into the Potomac River and drown. That would be it.”

The comments came at Saturday’s annual conference of the New Jersey NAACP. [CBS News]