TPM has excerpts of this Robert Johnson interview in which he states that as long as a month ago she authorized him to lead her quest to become Vice-President:
Johnson said he began discussing the vice presidency with Clinton last month and that they talked about it at a dinner in Puerto Rico last Saturday and again by phone and e-mail on Tuesday. “Let me be clear,” Johnson said in a telephone interview Wednesday morning. “She said if asked to do this, she must accept because she believes that it is in the best interest of the party that the party come together and win in November.”
Putting aside the fact that she has been leading her increasingly bitter die-hards astray for at least a month, knowing full well she could not win but still telling them she could and milking them for donations, it is important to remember who Robert Johnson is:
Robert L. Johnson, the billionaire founder of Black Entertainment Television, injected himself into the middle of a flaring campaign controversy on Sunday. During an appearance with Sen. Hillary Clinton, he seemingly raised the specter of Sen. Barack Obama’s youthful drug use.
Speaking to a crowd in Columbia, South Carolina, the African-American business tycoon chastised Obama for a memo his campaign put together documenting instances in which Clinton or her surrogates made allegedly racially-insensitive statements.
“I am frankly insulted,” Johnson declared, “that the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues since Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood - and I won’t say what he was doing, but he said it in the book - when they have been involved.”
The comment was greeted with ire by the Obama campaign. In the past, Clinton surrogates have raised the drug issue. Hours later, Johnson claimed he was simply referring to Obama’s work as a community organizer.
THIS is who she thinks is her best chance at negotiating a spot on the ticket? This guy? Seriously?
Please let this guy just be making it all up, because the thought that Hillary could have been the nominee, with this kind of judgement if this story is true, is just terrifying.
*** Update ***
Damnit to hell. As soon as I hit publish I remembered my vow to ignore her. At least I made it a few hours. I guess I will have to start over.