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McCain taps Crist!



... For a speaking gig at Republican convention (sorry). Gov. Charlie Crist and Mel Martinez both are scheduled to speak Thursday night - the theme that evening is peace - as are John McCain, Sam Brownback and Tim Pawlenty.


Hard to see much indication of McCain's vice presidential pick with this schedule as other oft-mentioned are also scheduduled to speak. Still, Wednesday, would be a likely time for the VP to speak, and Mitt Romney and Bobby Jindal are set for that night. Joe Lieberman is Mon, Tom Ridge and Sarah Palin Tues).

"Our convention will showcase a cross-section of leaders who will highlight John McCain’s long commitment to putting our country first -- before self-interest or politics," said McCain 2008 Communications Director Jill Hazelbaker. "The speakers will address John McCain’s unmatched record of service and sacrifice for America, and his vision for moving our nation forward to keep us safe and get our economy back on track."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:08am]


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