Friday, February 13, 2009

Republican Senator Comes to Senses, Rejects deal with Devil

Senator Judd Gregg (R- NH) came to his senses Thursday and rejected an offered post as President Obama's Commerce Secretary. Here is what Fox News had to say:
Then Obama turned to Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire. Though not a national figure, the taciturn Yankee is a player in the Senate. A former Budget Committee chairman, he is liked by colleagues and known for unemotional, no-nonsense analyses of fiscal matters.
Gregg stunned colleagues late Thursday when he withdrew his name, citing "irresolvable conflicts" with Obama's handling of the economic stimulus and 2010 census.
Thank goodness at least one person had the sense not to roll in the feces with the rest of this new administration. Obama's attempts at putting together a team to run this country have been thwarted by a number of issues, but this one stands out because it was the candidates choice. Normally, a withdrawal comes after allegations of misdoing (Bill Richardson, Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer, Penny Pritzger). But criminal acts are no disqualifier in the administration of shame, just ask Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner, who feels no compulsion to pay his taxes either. Maybe our new President should take some lessons from former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Clinton's managed to stay Teflon and dodge charges of forcing illegal loans, making false statements, violating document privacy, improper use of documents and murder (remember Vince Foster's "suicide"?) while living in The People's House on Pennsylvania Ave.
Well, at least on American has stood up and said "No Kool-Aid for me." Congrats Senator Gregg. If you weren't a politician, I would offer to shake your hand.

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