Jim Johnson


Obama’s veep vetter quits

That was quick. I guess they learned from the Wright thing. No-Drama-Obama doesn’t want distractions. And only yesterday he was calling criticism of Jim Johnson — who apparently got privileged low-interest mortgages while head of federal mortgage giant Fannie Mae — as nothing more than a “political game.”

Just landed in my inbox:

“Jim did not want to distract in any way from the very important task of gathering information about my vice presidential nominee, so he has made a decision to step aside that I accept.  We have a very good selection process underway, and I am confident that it will produce a number of highly qualified candidates for me to choose from in the weeks ahead.  I remain grateful to Jim for his service and his efforts in this process,” said Barack Obama.