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Broken jaw fails to sideline AG

mcdonnellVirginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell has more to worry about these days than whether Barack Obama will sidetrack his gubernatorial ambitions.

The state’s top lawyer is recovering from a broken jaw suffered in a New Orleans basketball game with his twin sons in July.  His office confirms that McDonnell had his jaw wired shut in a procedure on Friday, and it is supposed to stay that way at least until Wednesday.

Apparently, McDonnell doesn’t mind playing hurt.  He was campaigning for a congressional candidate in Northern Virginia on Sunday.  His office says that he’s even appearing on the radio on behalf of John McCain, speaking through clenched teeth.

Apparently, the diet is things like protein shakes, Gatorade, Ensure, and the like.

While he heals, McDonnell must be anxiously awaiting Obama’s announcement of his choice for running mate.  If the nod goes to Va. Gov. Tim Kaine, Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling would likely advance to the governor’s office, spoiling McDonnell’s plans to run for governor next year.

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