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  • John Bryson Hands Barack Obama His Resignation Letter

    Secretary of Commerce John Bryson is resigning. Just as Eric Holder is being help in contempt of Congress. Coincidence? I don't think so. What's John Bryson trying to hide? Is he drunk?!

    John Bryson resigned as Commerce Secretary, calling an end to the medical leave of absence he’d been on since a seizure caused his involvement in two car accidents in early June.

    "I have come to the conclusion that I need to step down to prevent distractions from this critical mission," Bryson wrote in a letter to Commerce Department staff.

    Oh, right. I forgot he's been having unfortunate medical problems lately. Sorry. Like the American Crossroads Twitter account, I have a serious problem with jumping to embarrassing conclusions.

    Rebecca Blank, Bryson’s deputy, will continue to serve as acting commerce secretary.

    Blank has a reputation for having her fingers on the pulse of the department, after previously serving as acting secretary for about three months last year while Bryson awaited Senate confirmation. A poverty expert and formerly the dean of the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, she is not the kind of retired corporate executive or political insider who typically runs the department.

    A poverty expert?! Oh my God! She's a socialist! She's probably also drunk!

    Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: American Crossroads, Barack Obama, Department of Commerce, John Bryson, Rebecca Blank