WASHINGTON (Roto Reuters) There has been some recent controversy involving members of Sen. Obama’s vice presidential search committee such as Eric Holder who was involved in the Marc Rich pardon and Jim Johnson who received some questionable Countrywide mortgages. At first Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said “these folks aren’t even working for me” even though he appointed them as part of a three man team last week.
To quell criticism for these picks on his VP search committee Sen. Obama has decided that he will appoint a vice presidential search committee exploratory committee. The members of this new committee will work to select the best candidates to be on the vice presidential search committee. Some within Obama’s organization have suggested that it might be best to pick people that have had no previous relationship with Sen. Obama since it so often turns out that the people he has chosen to work with either hate America or have other problems. One staff member who refused to be identified said that “After Rev. Wright, Fr. Pfleger, Tony Rezco, Bill Ayers, etc – with friends like that who needs enemies.” Though some within the campaign think that maybe what is needed is an exploratory committee for the vice presidential search committee exploratory committee to ensure that members of appointed to the exploratory exploratory committee are thoroughly vetted.