Novak: McCain Camp May Have Used Me

Novak: McCain Camp May Have Used Me

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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