Gov. Deval Patrick said he's not interested in running for vice president in 2016 _ even if Hillary Clinton calls.

Patrick made the comment during his monthly radio show on WGBH-FM Thursday.

Patrick, who has repeatedly said he's not interested pursuing the presidency in 2016, described running for public office as an ``unpleasant, intrusive, grueling business.''

Asked if he's ruled out ever running for public office again, Patrick said ``maybe one day but not in the foreseeable future.''

Pressed if he would reconsider if he got a call from presumed Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, Patrick said, ``if you're asking me if I want to be vice president, the answer is, `no.'''

Patrick is in the final year as governor of Massachusetts and is not seeking re-election.

He's said he's anxious to get back to the private sector. (Associated Press)