Been a while in coming but not at all surprising. Welcome to Chicago South Dakota. Here’s the data:
President Barack Obama nominated Brendan Johnson, the 34-year-old son of Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., on Friday to serve as U.S. attorney for South Dakota.
The elder Johnson, who has served in the Senate since 1997, said he did not take part in the nomination process. The state’s senior congressional member of a president’s political party typically puts forth a name for consideration. If confirmed, the younger Johnson would be the state’s top federal prosecutor.
“My father said, ‘Don’t consult me. Don’t update me. I’m not going to be involved in the process,'” the younger Johnson said in January. Johnson allowed The Associated Press to view his application, saying he wanted to be transparent. The application included support from Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, D-S.D., and former Republican Gov. Bill Janklow, a former congressman.
Right. Papa had nothing to do with it. Hey, I’ve got some oceanfront property in Monroe I’d like to sell somebody.