What the Hell is Judd Gregg Thinking?

So the talk is that Obama may select him as Secretary of Commerce which would give the Democrats 60 Seats seeing the Governor of NH is a Democrat and this he would name a Dem to fill his seat.  

Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) confirmed that he’s under consideration for Commerce secretary in the Obama administration, Politico reports, “setting up a potentially serious fight between Republicans who want to keep him as a leader in the Senate chamber and a new president who wants a truly bipartisan cabinet.”
Said Gregg: “I am aware that my name is one of those being considered by the White House for Secretary of Commerce, and am honored to be considered, along with others, for the position. Beyond that there is nothing more I can say at this time.

What truly scares is the fact he has not shot this down.  What gives?