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Not So Swift Vetter

My latest Washington Post discussion page is about the James Johnson controversy:

James Johnson is supposed to help Obama “vet” possible running mates.

A large part of that job is to keep Obama from forming an unfortunate association with a shady character or a person who could prove politically dangerous. A person, that is, like James Johnson. . .

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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