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« : February 12, 2009, 04:30:04 PM »





Judd Gregg abruptly pulls out of the process of becoming Commerce Secretary.

The statement from his office:

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.

I greatly admire President Obama and know our country will benefit from his leadership, but at this time I must withdraw my name from consideration for this position.

As we move forward, I expect there will be many issues and initiatives where I can and will work to assure the success of the President’s proposals. This will certainly be a goal of mine.

Kathy and I also want to specifically thank Governor Lynch and Bonnie Newman for their friendship and assistance during this period. In addition we wish to thank all the people, especially in New Hampshire, who have been so kind and generous in their supportive comments.

As a further matter of clarification, nothing about the vetting process played any role in this decision. I will continue to represent the people of New Hampshire in the United States Senate.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0209/Gregg_pulls_out.html#comments

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« #1 : February 12, 2009, 08:03:28 PM »

So who was it that voted Obama because "he can put together the best team?"

Appears that he can't put together a team at all! His cabinet selection and vetting have been a complete disaster.

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« #2 : February 12, 2009, 10:07:47 PM »

So who was it that voted Obama because "he can put together the best team?"

Appears that he can't put together a team at all! His cabinet selection and vetting have been a complete disaster.


        Says the guy who voted for McCain/ Palin.  Spin your disaster scenarios all you want but your lack of objectivity leaves you with no credibility.


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« #3 : February 12, 2009, 10:23:18 PM »

So who was it that voted Obama because "he can put together the best team?"

Appears that he can't put together a team at all! His cabinet selection and vetting have been a complete disaster.


 Says the guy who voted for McCain/ Palin. Spin your disaster scenarios all you want but your lack of objectivity leaves you with no credibility.



Are you saying Obama's picks havn't been a disaster? How am I wrong?

And I don't see what my voting choices have to do with this thread... This is about Obama putting together a team and a few posters here during the campaigns claiming Obama can put together the best team.

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« #4 : February 12, 2009, 10:34:25 PM »

So who was it that voted Obama because "he can put together the best team?"

Appears that he can't put together a team at all! His cabinet selection and vetting have been a complete disaster.


Some consider Clinton to have been a good president - at least the country seemed to do well while he was president. If you were around, you may have remembered that early in his presidency he had THREE attorney general nominations before finally getting one. 

It is no big deal. Should have figured an R couldn't get the job done anyway.

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« #5 : February 13, 2009, 07:30:13 AM »

So who was it that voted Obama because "he can put together the best team?"

Appears that he can't put together a team at all! His cabinet selection and vetting have been a complete disaster.




 Says the guy who voted for McCain/ Palin. Spin your disaster scenarios all you want but your lack of objectivity leaves you with no credibility.

Pot meet Kettle


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« #6 : February 13, 2009, 07:48:10 AM »

So who was it that voted Obama because "he can put together the best team?"

Appears that he can't put together a team at all! His cabinet selection and vetting have been a complete disaster.


Some consider Clinton to have been a good president - at least the country seemed to do well while he was president. If you were around, you may have remembered that early in his presidency he had THREE attorney general nominations before finally getting one.

It is no big deal. Should have figured an R couldn't get the job done anyway.
Couldn't get the job done, or wouldn't be allowed to get the job done, a job that his department has always been in charge of.

 Putting together a good team involves delegating to others and putting trust into those delegated to. In trying to remove the responsibility of oversight on the census from the Commerce Dept and then placing it in the hands of one of the most partisan people in the administration tells me that the President did not have trust in his appointment, for whatever reason. If the President cannot trust his own appointments then I would have to say that he lacks good delegation skills if nothing else.


\"The budget should be balanced; the treasury should be refilled; public debt should be reduced; and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled.\" -Cicero. 106-43 B.C.

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« #7 : February 13, 2009, 10:35:23 AM »

I think it is really funny how quiet hillary clinton is being right now
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