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Novak: McCain Camp May Have Used Me


First Posted: 07-22-08 05:13 PM   |   Updated: 07-30-08 05:12 AM

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Robert Novak thinks John McCain's campaign may have fed him falsities to drum up some press during Barack Obama's foreign tour.

Last night, he posted an item that got a lot of attention, saying a source told him McCain would announce his vice presidential choice this week. Now he's not so sure it's true.

"I got a suggestion from a very senior McCain aide that he was gonna announce it this week," Novak told Fox News. "And they suggested I put it out ... so I just put something on the internet."

"I since have been told by certain people that this was a dodge, trying to get a little publicity to rain on Obama's campaign," he said. "That's pretty reprehensible if it's true. But we'll find out in a few days."

So McCain has the rest of the week to decide: pick a VP or incur Novak's wrath.

The McCain campaign won't comment, but Marc Ambinder says aides are reacting "with amusement."

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