Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Obama picks Judd Gregg as Secretary of Commerce

It became official today; President Obama picked Republican Senator Judd Gregg as his Secretary of Commerce.

During his remarks, Senator Gregg said, "This is not a time for partisanship."

Really? If this is so, why did Senator Gregg insist on being replaced by a Republican Senator? As we know, Senator Gregg went out of his way to make it clear he would not accept this appointment unless a deal was cut to make sure his seat was filled by a Republican.

Here's what he said:

I also want to that thank the Governor of New Hampshire for his courtesy and courage in being willing to make this possible through the agreement we have relative to my successor in the Senate.
If partisanship doesn't matter, why would Gregg care if a Republican gets his seat?

This is not a time for partisanship unless you are a Republican hypocrite. It will be very interesting to see when Republican's filibuster the stimulus does Gregg side with his old boss, McConnell, or his new boss, Obama?

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