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Monday, 12 April 2010 09:12

After Obama lets her slowly twist in the wind for 15 months, Dawn Johnson gets the message. 

Dawn Johnsen, Key Obama Justice Nominee, Withdraws Her Nomination

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/09/dawn-johnsen-key-obama-ju_n_532445.html

Johnsen had the support of Sen Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) but was regarded skeptically by Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) -- primarily for her positions on torture and the investigation of previous administration actions. A filibuster, in the end, was likely sustainable. Faced with this calculus, the White House chose not to appoint Johnsen during Senate recess, which would have circumvented a likely filibuster but would have kept her in the position for less than two years.