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London Bridge is falling down….

Another one bites the dust….

For Immediate Release:Thursday, February 12, 2009
Senator Gregg: Statement on His Withdrawal for Consideration of U.S. Commerce Secretary
“…..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.


Yeaaaaaaah! O-ba-ma, O-ba-ma.
Change!TM probably meant: Change!TM your cabinet often

Our eyes were open, David. We knew what was at stake. Don’t tell us to STFU. You and your dreamy eyed Obot friends got us to this point. You owe the rest of the country an apology for not sticking up for the integrity of the voting process. You owe us big time for not standing up to sexism and propaganda instead of indulging in it. You lost your heads in a frenzy of Obama love while the rest of us trembled with fear of an upcoming economic downturn.

I’m just alternately crying and laughing now.

Update on Feb 19, 2009: I didn’t realize that this step meant another of the zillion ways in which Obama has directly or indirectly led to less women in power. This apparently “marks the second time a woman will not get to replace an Obama Commerce nominee. The first time, New Mexico Lt. Governor Diane Denish would have replaced Bill Richardson as Governor. Bonnie Newman will now not become a United States Senator.”
And I agree with Jeff’s comment there: “Gregg’s statment was classy. The White House statement was classless. The differences here are principled: over this disaster of a stimulus bill, and over the attempt to hijack the census. It’s a blow to Obama. If Gregg’s imprimatur was so valuable last week, then his repudiation of Obama’s fiscal policy is inversely damaging.”

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