Looks like Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire (the We Vote First So You Have to Pretend We're Important State) is President Obama's pick for Commerce Secretary, that thankless job that Bill Richardson scandaled his way out of.
Gregg is well-qualified to lead the Commerce Department, in that he once tried to abolish the Commerce Department…
President Obama’s new candidate to run the Commerce Department voted in favor of abolishing the agency as a member of the Budget Committee and on the Senate floor in 1995.
Gregg also fought President Bill Clinton’s efforts to increase funding for the Commerce Department to administer the 2000 census. Indeed, Gregg’s commitment to basic functions of the department has been questioned at times.
"He was generally pretty harsh on them and not really interested in their programs, especially the commerce side of things," said a Democratic appropriations aide.
Um, maybe he left that part off his resume?
[E]ven some Republicans are surprised by Gregg’s apparent enthusiasm for the job. "I guess if you can’t destroy it, go be in charge of it," said a Senate Republican aide.
Which, incidentally, was Barack Obama's rationale for forging his birth certificate and covering up his secret Muslim terrorist roots in order to run for president of the United States.
So they do have that in common.
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It appears as though Barack Obama may be reaching across the aisle to fill the still-empty Commerce Secretary position in his cabinet and choosing conservative senator and former dystopic policeman/executioner Judge Dredd…
Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire said Friday that he's being considered by President Barack Obama for a Cabinet appointment as head of the Commerce Department…
"I am aware that my name is one of those being considered by the White House for secretary of commerce, and am honored to be considered, along with others, for the position," Gregg said in a statement. "Beyond that there is nothing more I can say at this time."
He then blew up a discretionary spending request with a hand-held cannon and quickly drove away in his Manta Prowl Tank to get to a senate budget committee meeting.
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