After addressing the UN, approval of Berryhill spiked, and the Bartlet administration decided to vet him for the spot of Vice President, vacated by the resigned Hoynes.Senate Majority LeaderRobert Royce initailly suggested there would be no problem in confirming Berryhill, but SpeakerJeff Haffley said he would be unconfirmable (due to his potential strength as 2006 Democratic nominee) and congressional Democratic leaders also objected to Berryhill (due to his lack of an electoral record and a sense that he wasn't a "team player", though Josh speculated it was because Senate Minority Leader Triplehorn planned to run for president himself). Although very eager for the job, Berryhill was soon dropped as a nominee.
In 2003, Berryhill briefed the President about an upcoming meeting with GermanyChancellorWeisman.When President Bartlet was spending too much time consoling disaster survivors in Oklahoma, Berryhill was among those urging the President to return to Washington and continue his work, including the meeting with Chancellor Weisman.  He was replaced by Arnold Vinick after the 2006 election.
↑In Arctic Radar and Twenty-Five, Berryhill was portrayed by unknown actors. He was present in the Cabinet in Arctic Radar, although none of the actors were specified as Berryhill. In 25, he was shown in silhouette
↑"Well, I know that Hutchison and Berryhill are for it, but to me, to Fitzwallace, the Pentagon, the House and Senate Armed Services, and the House and Senate Foreign Relations, it's a thing of catastrophic proportions." from War Crimes
↑"I called Lewis Berryhill. I told him it wasn't going to work out." from Jefferson Lives
↑"Mr. President. Secretary Berryhill is ready for you in the Cabinet Room." from Disaster Relief
↑"The Secretary of State called twice. He's heard there's a scheduling problem with the President getting back in time for the Chancellor. And he wanted to remind you, in the most emphatic terms..." from Disaster Relief