Obama Loses Another Cabinet Post

Saying “I made a mistake”, Commerce Secretary nominee Sen. Judd Gregg has withdrawn his nomination. No kidding Judd. Most of us were wondering how long you were going to take before you opened the morning paper and saw what the “new tone” and the “bipartisan spirit” looked like. Anyone listening could have told you that “We want everyone to agree” meant “Agree with me” and bipartisan meant “Just quit arguing with me. I won.”

The withdrawal drew a testy reaction from the White House, suddenly coping with the third Cabinet withdrawal of Barack Obama’s young presidency. Gregg cited “irresolvable conflicts” with Obama’s handling of the economic stimulus and 2010 census in a statement released without warning by his Senate office. Later, at a news conference in the Capitol, he sounded more contrite. “The president asked me to do it,” he said of the job offer. “I said, ‘Yes.’ That was my mistake.”

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We can understand that Sen. Gregg. When the President asks you to do something, you say “YES!” But there are deeper moral questions, such as, “Should you do this?” and “is this good for the country?” We’re glad to see that those questions finally came to the forefront.

Seems like every other day we’re hearing about how someone is packing up their desk and moving out before they get settled. I expect to hear about another nominee by the first of next week. Dont look for it to be Hillary though. She’ll stick in there like Martin Bormann, only slipping out into the darkness after the Great Leader is gone.


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