Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stunning news: Gregg removes name as Commerce nominee, cites Obama's screw up of stimulus plan

New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg surprisingly removed his name as Commerce Secretary nominee, leaving President Obama with another incredible embarrassment in only his first month in office.

Gregg cited Obama's poor handling of the stimulus package, which he allowed in the House to be filled with pork goodies, and then backed a Senate plan that was much more responsible. This void in integrity has also stunned the financial markets, which have dropped significantly this week as a vote of no confidence in the president.

Gregg, a Republican, would have provided Obama with political cover that he is offering the nation a bipartisan change. Gregg's withdrawl now forces the president to explain his incompetence again to the American people.

A world leader only gets one "I screwed up" excuse per term.

In a statement, Gregg 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.”

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