Just read this in Gail Collin’s column over at The Gray Lady and thought it precious. In regards to the “scandal” of Jim Johnson, and the vetting of vetters:
When Johnson quit on Wednesday, the McCain headquarters issued a statement saying that the fact that he had been selected in the first place raised â€œserious questions about Barack Obamaâ€™s judgment.â€ This does not seem like a great avenue of attack for a campaign in which a large chunk of the top staff was recently dismissed for being lobbyists.
Perhaps in an attempt to differentiate the cases, the McCain spokesman said: â€œAmerica canâ€™t afford a president who flip-flops on key questions in the course of 24 hours.â€ Under a McCain presidency, the bleeding would presumably go on for weeks and weeks before the inevitable occurred.
Although McCain has, so far, not demonstrated that he can manage anything more challenging than a backyard barbecue, that still does not make the Johnson story look any better.
Op-Ed Columnist – Gail Collins – Barackâ€™s Bad Day – Op-Ed – NYTimes.com