Thursday, February 12, 2009
Judd Gregg Withdraws Nomination for Commerce Secretary
This is strike two for Department of Commerce. Bill Richardson, Obama's first choice, had to withdraw due to a scandal investigation. Gregg's press release indicates there were some issues and conflicts with the administration's Stimulus Plan. Translate that to mean things that Gregg couldn't support. The news is still forthcoming but I bet you'll find treachery also behind the NH Governor's promise to fill the vacant seat with a Republican. I give my props to Gregg for thinking of his principles first. Commerce Secretary would have been a nice career move for him. It's good to know they're not all glory and power loving bastards down there in Congress.