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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Breaking News: Gregg Drops Out of Commerce Job

President Obama loses another cabinet nominee. On the bright side this one isn't because of ethical lapses. This is more like a divorce before the wedding. Sen. Judd Gregg has dropped out from consideration to serve as Commerce Secretary citing irreconcilable differences. Gregg said that profound differences on issues such as the spending bill (ie: faux stimulus) and moving control of the Census from the Commerce Department to the White House convinced him they would not be able to work together. Gregg did the right thing in stepping down. No one should go into an administration knowing they would not be able to fully support the president's policies.

This is not really surprising. Based on Sen. Gregg's history as a fiscal conservative I never understood him accepting the position.

For the president, I wish you the best of luck in finding someone who pays their taxes to fill this position.

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