June 11, 2008

'nother One Under The Bus!


Jim Johnson, the former head of Fannie Mae who was leading Barack Obama's vice presidential search when his favorable loans with Countrywide were revealed, is stepping down from the Obama campaign to avoid becoming a distraction.

In a statement just issued from the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago moments ago, the candidate sought to minimize the impact of the embarrassing episode.

Got any more of those cookies, Grandma?

Hat-tip: Instapundit

Dem2008 Primary Posted by John Kranz at June 11, 2008 4:39 PM

"This is not the Jim Johnson, I knew"

Posted by: AlexC at June 11, 2008 4:57 PM

The WSJ Ed Page imitates ThreeSources:

It turns out that Jim Johnson was not the man Barack Obama thought he knew. The presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee threw the former Fannie Mae CEO over the side as his Vice Presidential vetter yesterday, only a day after he'd said that Mr. Johnson was only "tangentially related" to his campaign and that criticism was a "game that can be played."

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