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yaowowrocket11
12-02-2008, 04:42 PM
Richardson is Obama's choice for commerce secretary.

(CNN) President-elect Barack Obama will nominate New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to be Commerce Secretary at a news conference in Chicago Wednesday, a Democratic source tells CNN's Candy Crowley.

A former rival of Obama's for the the Democratic nomination, Richardson served as ambassador to the United Nations and the Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton.


CNNhttp://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/12/02/richardson-to-be-nominated-as-commerce-secretary/

I still wish he was chosen as Secretary of State, but oh well.

SmthBluCitrus
12-02-2008, 04:43 PM
Eh, would've rather seen him as SoS -- but at least he has a role.

yaowowrocket11
12-02-2008, 04:49 PM
Eh, would've rather seen him as SoS -- but at least he has a role.

I feel the same exact way. :hi5:

SmthBluCitrus
12-02-2008, 04:59 PM
Woot!

cabernetluver
12-02-2008, 05:11 PM
What she said ^

ari1013
12-03-2008, 12:46 PM
I don't really get this move. I could have seen Secretary of the Interior, but why Commerce?

SmthBluCitrus
12-03-2008, 12:55 PM
Or Energy -- a position he had with Clinton.

Maybe with Richardson being Hispanic, Obama is thinking that some in-roads can be made in Latin America as to NAFTA. I don't think Richardson stays in this position long though. He'll be "promoted" in time.

yaowowrocket11
12-03-2008, 07:43 PM
I don't really get this move. I could have seen Secretary of the Interior, but why Commerce?

I was wondering why he was chosen as Commerce, but at least he is involved.

behindmydesk
12-03-2008, 08:42 PM
I really didn't want Bill Richardson getting a spot on the cabinent.

SmthBluCitrus
12-03-2008, 08:44 PM
Why?

behindmydesk
12-03-2008, 08:54 PM
For one I don't like his stance on emminent domain. That and his other policies. Plus his wonderful charm being the "hands on governor" He's awful hands on indeed!

He does alot of glamour things too, and appears to me that he's gimmicky in that way. The Drafur thing, he was on one show talking about how we need to stop **** fighting (well no kidding!). Just rubs me the wrong way.