There are new developments in the John McCain “veepstakes” this afternoon. Many sources, including the National Review blog and “The Hotline,” part of the National Journal’s Daily Briefing on Politics, are naming Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as McCain’s selection.
The National Review made their claim on Monday, saying pretty definitively that Pawlenty had gotten the greenlight, and their report is now being heavily circulated by other media outlets.
The primary anchor to this proclamation is the fact that “Tim Pawlenty has cancelled his media appearances for the weekend.” Of course, they add later, it is possible that McCain has asked all of his VP choices to clear their weekend schedule so as to not tip off the media snoopers.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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