Senator Judd Gregg released this statement today:
Sen. Gregg stated, “I want to thank the President for nominating me to serve in his Cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. This was a great honor, and I had felt that I could bring some views and ideas that would assist him in governing during this difficult time. I especially admire his willingness to reach across the aisle.
“However, 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.
Heh, obviously Obama needs a team that – A: doesn’t cheat on their income taxes – B: will not question any bloviation from The One. Good luck finding a Dem for the job…
Dan Spencer,Right Side Politics Examiner, sums up the Senator’s rejection of BO:
“Blame Obama’s removing control of the census to the White House and President Obama’s bailout boondoggle…. Senator Gregg, a man of honor. Obama’s presidency is starting to look like an amateur hour.”