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Was McCain speaking for himself?

From NBC's Mark Murray
With House Republicans expected to release their hard budget numbers this week, it's worth noting that on Sunday's "Meet the Press," John McCain said Senate Republicans were working on a detailed budget alternative -- contradicting what we had heard previously from Senate GOPers.

MR. GREGORY: Do you think that Republicans should provide a detailed budget alternative?
SEN. McCAIN: Yes.
MR. GREGORY: With numbers?
SEN. McCAIN: Yes.
MR. GREGORY: Will that happen in the Senate?
SEN. McCAIN: We're working on it, working very hard on it.

Video: McCain discusses Obama's plan to help the economy on "Meet the Press."

But Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, tells First Read that instead of working on a budget alternative, Senate Republicans are working on amendments.

Yet Stewart adds, "As Sen. Gregg said last week, if they accept our amendments, we'll have one helluva substitute." Still, that's not a detailed budget alternative...