List of Obama's Friday departures grows
Did you hear about Dawn Johnsen? President Obama's pick to lead the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel bowed out of consideration on Friday afternoon, in the shadow of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens's decision to announce his retirement.
Johnsen's announced decision joins Team Obama's growing list of Friday departures. Let's recap them -- on a Monday:
Friday May 8, 2009: White House Military Office Director Louis E. Caldera resigns following an internal investigation that found he approved an Air Force One flyover of Lower Manhattan. The Pentagon later released the flyover photos on Friday July 31 and Caldera's successor was announced on Friday Oct. 16.
Friday March 26, 2010: Retired Army Maj. Robert A. Harding withdraws his name from consideration to lead the Transportation Security Administration amid concerns about his former company's military contracts. Obama's first pick, Erroll Southers, withdrew on a Wednesday.
For more on Friday White House departures, make sure to watch the classic "West Wing" episode, "Take Out the Trash Day."
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| April 12, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
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