McCain not sure of backing Palin in 2012December 15th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.15 (ANI): Defeated Republican presidential candidate John McCain has said that he is not sure whether he will be supporting Sarah Palin, if she runs for president in 2012.
I can””t say something like that. We””ve got some great other young governors, McCain said.
Meanwhile, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who filed a lawsuit last week to force Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office, has said that she heard that the embattled governor could step aside.
Appearing on NBCs “Meet the Press” and CBSs “Face the Nation,” Madigan said she is hearing rumors that Blagojevich could resign or temporarily remove himself from office.
If he were to step aside temporarily, it would allow him to keep his salary, either decision would mean he would no longer be in a position to appoint the new senator to fill the seat that had been held by President-elect Barack Obama, the Politico quoted her as saying.
At this point, we””re really in a situation, here in the State of Illinois, where we don””t have a governor who can legitimately govern, she said adding that her office has been assisting federal prosecutors investigating whether Blagojevich tried to sell the seat.
Asked who would probably fill the Obamas senate seat, she replied, At this point, thats not even on my radar screen, she said. (ANI)
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