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BREAKING POLITICS 7-24-08 Jindal Tells FOX News: "No" to VP Slot; Will Help Get McCain Elected
Thursday, Jul 24, 2008 1:55pm

COLUMBUS, OH From FOX News (By: Tom Pace, Talk of the Town) BREAKING PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS 5pm 7-24-08  "Thanks, but no thanks," is what Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal seems to be saying to the Vice-President's slot for the Republican Party's presidential ticket. 

McCain was supposed to meet with Louisiana governor, Bobby Jindal last night – another much talked about Vice-Presidential choice, but the campaign cancelled the trip due to approaching Hurricane Dolly.

Jindal told Fox and Friends Wednesday morning that he does not want to be considered for the Vice-Presidential slot saying he has the job he wants, but he will help McCain get elected.

According to FOX News, last night, the McCain veepstakes talk continued into the evening with the candidate telling Sean Hannity that he has not made a final decision on his running mate. So, Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty don’t forget to send flowers to Sedona this weekend!

Hannity asked McCain what he is looking for in a number two, “Someone who shares your priorities. Your principles, your values and I’ve got to also say priorities.

One of the toughest decisions the president makes is setting priorities. And so, that has to be those obviously important characteristics. And one of them of course is, someone who can take your place immediately,” McCain then chuckled about his age, “That’s maybe the advice almost even more important in my case.”

While campaigning in Pennsylvania Wednesday, the presumptive Republican nominee had kind words for Jindal and Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, “He’s a great, fine person. Re-elected in one of the toughest re-election years in the history of the Republican Party,”

McCain told reporters, “He has pretty successfully been able to work across the aisle in Minnesota with the Democrats. And I think he is, he, Bobby Jindal and a number of governors, I think are the future of the Republican Party. The next generation of leadership.”

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