Senator Gregg, in a statement released yesterday (Thursday) and reported on MSNBC, said, “. . . it has become apparent during this process that this will not work for me as I have found that on issues such as the stimulus package and the Census there are irresolvable conflicts for me. Prior to accepting this post, we had discussed these and other potential differences, but unfortunately we did not adequately focus on these concerns. We are functioning from a different set of views on many critical items of policy."
"Obviously the president requires a team that is fully supportive of all his initiatives . . . at this time I must withdraw my name from consideration for this position . . .”
Scorecard: Withdrawn Cabinet Nominees for Secretary of Commerce and a Recommendation
Strike One: Governor Bill Richardson, a Democrat, withdrew 1/5/09 because of a federal investigation.
Strike Two: Senator Judd Gregg, a Republican, withdrew 2/12/09 citing “irresolvable differences.”
He’d fit right in nicely in President Soetoro's (a/k/a Obama's) corrupt cabinet along with Hillary “Whitewater” Rodham-Clinton and Timothy “Tax-Evader “ Geitner wouldn’t you agree?