Archive for ‘Bill Richardson’

January 5, 2009

Heh, indeed

“They told me if I voted for McCain, I’d have a President who didn’t properly vet his nominees–and they were right!”

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January 4, 2009

Name That Party!

Obama Cabinet Appointee Lightning Round:

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, tapped in December by President-elect Barack Obama to serve as secretary of Commerce, has withdrawn his name for the position, citing a pending investigation into a company that has done business with his state.
“Let me say unequivocally that I and my Administration have acted properly in all matters and that this investigation will bear out that fact,” he said Sunday in a report by NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell. “But I have concluded that the ongoing investigation also would have forced an untenable delay in the confirmation process.”

Drew M. at AOSHQ notices that the word “Democrat” appears nowhere in the MSNBC report.

UPDATE: Video via Hot Air:

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UPDATE II: MK Ham: “The Obama transition train just keeps on chugging down the tracks to Smoothville, huh?

UPDATE III: Under the bus goes another erstwhile friend of Obama.

December 4, 2008

Ethnic patronage

Michelle Malkin notes the pressure to get more Latino appointments in the Obama Cabinet. For some reason, the appointment of Bill Richardson to Commerce reminds me of the late Ron Brown, who was memorably mourned by Bill Clinton.

Watch out for those Balkan trade missions, Bill.