Breaking: Gregg withdraws at Commerce; Update: White House gobsmacked?

posted at 4:22 pm on February 12, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

According to a breaking news alert from MSNBC, Judd Gregg has withdrawn from his nomination as Commerce Secretary.  If so, this makes the third Cabinet appointment from Barack Obama to fail, and the second one at Commerce.  Tom Daschle withdrew at HHS over his tax evasion, and Bill Richardson preceded Gregg as Commerce Secretary-designate before withdrawing over a pay-for-play corruption scandal in New Mexico.

Gregg took a bit of heat from fellow Republicans for resigning from the Senate during a point when conservatives needed every ally they can find.  What touched off Gregg’s withdrawal?  He couldn’t support the stimulus:

“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.”

Wow.  This is an embarrassment for Obama, and might imperil the stimulus package, if Gregg has any influence over the waverers.  The decision to strip him of authority over the census looks like the last straw, however — as it should have been.

Update: Barack Obama will take another big hit to his transition, but the man who really deserves the obloquy this time is Rahm Emanuel.  The census ploy was a transparent attempt to hijack the data for political purposes, and pulling that stunt after Gregg’s appointment made Gregg look like a political eunuch.  It was classic overreach, and it’s classic Emanuel.

Now he’s embarrassed himself, made his boss look impotent, and managed at the same time to damage Obama’s most critical piece of domestic policy legislation.  If Gregg hits the media circuit to criticize Porkulus, his credibility as an Obama appointee will create a lot of heat on other Republicans and even a few Democrats to stop the runaway train of this bill and force it back into debate.

Update II: Gregg never resigned as Senator; that usually happens after confirmation.  He is still and will continue to be the senior Senator from New Hampshire.

Update III: One of the commenters makes a good point.  Democratic governor John Lynch had to agree to appoint a Republican to the seat and take some political heat for it — and now it’s all for nothing.  I’m sure he’s happy with Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama today, too.

Update IV: According to the AP, no one in the Obama administration saw this coming:

The withdrawal appeared to take the White House by surprise, with members of the president’s media operation learning of Gregg’s decision from reporters. An administration official said Gregg dropped out without warning for a position that he had expressed interest in just a few weeks ago.

They heard about it from reporters?  Wow again.  Gregg apparently got so incensed that he didn’t bother to apprise them, or the people he did tell didn’t get the word to the media-relations folks.  What a breakdown, and an embarrassment as well.


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Thank goodness…no more abstaining on the Generational Theft Act

XWing5 on February 12, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Awesome. His statement says it’s b/c of the stimulus and Census!

JAM on February 12, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Good. One more on the fire.

RWLA on February 12, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Good for Gregg’s, if he can’t control the Census then why bother being at Commerce.

Lance Murdock on February 12, 2009 at 4:24 PM

He did the honorable thing! BRAVO!

petefrt on February 12, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Read the press release:

“Obviously the President requires a team that is fully supportive of all his initiatives. ”

In other words, Obama’s way or the highway. There is actually no room for a Conservative viewpoint, Obama mistook me for a RINO.

Canerican on February 12, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Whew!

mcg on February 12, 2009 at 4:24 PM

He never should have accepted in the first place, but at least he ended up doing the right thing.

Hunt035 on February 12, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Talk to the hand, Obama. Too effing cool.

genso on February 12, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Awesome. His statement says it’s b/c of the stimulus and Census!

Awesomely awesome.

Topsecretk9 on February 12, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Way to go! Close shave there.

Akzed on February 12, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Way cool to have someone stand on principle for once. And he specifically named the Stimulus and Census thing, too! Way to go, Judd.

He is Judd. He is jury. He is Gregg.

Pasalubong on February 12, 2009 at 4:26 PM

The statement is up on Gregg’s Senate website.

INC on February 12, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Good for Gregg’s, if he can’t control the Census then why bother being at Commerce.

Lance Murdock on February 12, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Gregg wasn’t being asked to run Commerce without the Census, he was being asked to hand the process over to the filthy liar’s corrupt Chief of Staff. Good for Gregg for saying no!

highhopes on February 12, 2009 at 4:26 PM

It’d be even more awesome if he said, “Due to the fact I don’t have a tax problem…”

Pasalubong on February 12, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Now get back to the Senate and start busting heads!

Abby Adams on February 12, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Thank God for small miracles. According to Fox, he withdrew because of the White House taking the Census Bureau out of the Department of Commerce and putting it in Rahm’s hands and the West Wing. Another buried story by the MSM.

Where is that outrage over this tactic? And, does this mean Gregg will have the ability to vote against the crap sandwich?

Knucklehead on February 12, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Obama only wants tax-cheating yes men? Jerk.

Hunt035 on February 12, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Still on track to becoming the most bi-partisan administration ever.

AUINSC on February 12, 2009 at 4:27 PM

but…but…but…the bi-partisanship!! HAHAHA!

Greggs statement-“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. ”

Love,Love,Love it!!

portlandon on February 12, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Who’s the next Obama nominee for Commerce Secretary since Pablo Escobar is dead, Dr. Dre?

I mean, look at all of the records Death Row records has peddled under his leadership.

NoDonkey on February 12, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Smoothest transition evah!

Tacitus on February 12, 2009 at 4:28 PM

What is this that I am experiencing?

Hope?

KelliD on February 12, 2009 at 4:28 PM

Bonus: He hurts Barry by naming the attempted fraud in the census, as well as putting another dent in the porkulus.

Minus: Had he taken the job, he would have stood out as one of the few members of the admin that wasn’t a tax cheat or unnamed co-conspriator – and was a republican.

Vashta.Nerada on February 12, 2009 at 4:28 PM

And, does this mean Gregg will have the ability to vote against the crap sandwich?

Knucklehead on February 12, 2009 at 4:27 PM

That would be nice, but the votes needed are YES to pass this thing. If the RINOs stay with the Dems, there’s no change.

KingGold on February 12, 2009 at 4:28 PM

Where did I read today that Republicans have said they will file suit over the Census? I read it somewhere. That absolutely needs to be done!

JAM on February 12, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Hahahahaha, awesome! Way to go, Judd!

WisCon on February 12, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Cut and paste from the other thread. Good comment by Bishop.

Woo hoo! Gregg just made the position of Commerce Secretary a toxic asset for any Republican. Ogabe will now have to appoint a demorat lackey, and his impending power grab at the census will become a serious issue, as it should already be.

Bishop on February 12, 2009 at 4:26 PM

INC on February 12, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Excellent!

misslizzi on February 12, 2009 at 4:29 PM

This is making my day. Welcome back Judd!

jeanie on February 12, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Thank God for small miracles. According to Fox, he withdrew because of the White House taking the Census Bureau out of the Department of Commerce and putting it in Rahm’s hands and the West Wing. Another buried story by the MSM.

Knucklehead on February 12, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Buried no longer, I hope. Politicizing the census? Beat it like a drum.

petefrt on February 12, 2009 at 4:30 PM

“…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.”

Minus the diplo-speak: “Obooba wants me to acquiesce to a coup that would illegally install the Democrats in power forever by ceding control of the census to him and Rambo. Over my dead body.”

Akzed on February 12, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Gregg says “Keep the change…”.Go Gregg! You have the support in this decision of many many many Americans.

canditaylor68 on February 12, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Julio for Commerce Secretary!

Christien on February 12, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Knucklehead on February 12, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Not all that surprising. Obama wouldn’t want a non-partisan census. How could we allow Utah the seat in Congress they deserve? We need to make sure that the population of NYC keeps growing, count people twice there, and give all Southerners and mid-westerners 3/5s of a vote.

Ya know who should do the census? ACORN!

Canerican on February 12, 2009 at 4:31 PM

I heard that Rod Blagojevich is looking for a job…..

Vashta.Nerada on February 12, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Julio for Commerce Secretary!

Christien on February 12, 2009 at 4:31 PM

I think Henrietta Hughes needs a new job, too. Put her at HHS.

KingGold on February 12, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Woo hoo! Gregg just made the position of Commerce Secretary a toxic asset for any Republican. Ogabe will now have to appoint a demorat lackey…

Bishop on February 12, 2009 at 4:26 PM

INC on February 12, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Not to worry, Arlen Specter will accept the job.

petefrt on February 12, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Minus the diplo-speak: “Obooba wants me to acquiesce to a coup that would illegally install the Democrats in power forever by ceding control of the census to him and Rambo. Over my dead body.”

Akzed on February 12, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Do you really expect Obama to rescind his executive order on the census?

genso on February 12, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Gregg is saving himself from a really bad administration.
If he is such a fiscal hawk, being in a socialist administration is the antithesis of his principles.

I wonder if the MSM will hide that tidbit about Obama and Rahm taking over the census and cheating their way into a democrat majority.

jencab on February 12, 2009 at 4:33 PM

I think Henrietta Hughes needs a new job, too. Put her at HHS.

KingGold on February 12, 2009 at 4:32 PM

What is wrong with you people?! Poor Peggy Joseph is still waiting for her gas and mortgage to be paid for!

Doughboy on February 12, 2009 at 4:33 PM

now the MSM will brush this under the rug, the public will never know about the Census thing.

the Census is probably the ONLY reason Gregg took that position and risked a Dem pickup on that seat.

jp on February 12, 2009 at 4:33 PM

He was staring into the abyss, and decided to extract himself from the rectal tube. How’s that sunshine looking Sen.Gregg?

ICBM on February 12, 2009 at 4:33 PM

By the way, Obambi says we need to start living responsibly after the recession because leaving debt for our children isn’t responsible. Yeah, that’s why we’re leaving a multi-trillion dollar bill in this legislation alone.

amerpundit on February 12, 2009 at 4:33 PM

He went over to the cliff and look down.What he saw in the Obama Aybss scaried the hell out of him.

thmcbb on February 12, 2009 at 4:34 PM

I wondered how Sen. Gregg could tolerate the impending White House takeover of the Census. Glad to see he couldn’t.

MrLynn on February 12, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Gregg says “Keep the change…”.Go Gregg! You have the support in this decision of many many many Americans.

canditaylor68 on February 12, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Let’s give him a call and congratulate him on it:

(202) 224-3324

misslizzi on February 12, 2009 at 4:34 PM

I like how CNN.com hasn’t bothered to tell their audience that Gregg’s withdrew.

What’s their slogan again “The number one source for politics?”

CNN you suck.

Lance Murdock on February 12, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Wow. We have a Senator who is willing to stand up for principle even when it hurts him personally to do so.

That’s leadership I admire. That’s leadership most Senators choose not to display.

t.ferg on February 12, 2009 at 4:35 PM

I just had a thought!

He’s waiting to be Palin’s CS for 2012!

Canerican on February 12, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Drudge can barely contain his complete hatred of Obama, can he?

lorien1973 on February 12, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Awesome. Way to go Senator.

FuriousAmerican on February 12, 2009 at 4:36 PM

Do you really expect Obama to rescind his executive order on the census?

genso on February 12, 2009 at 4:32 PM

No, but I’m happy to see Gregg publicly tell Hussein to jam it straight up and in. We can sue sue sue to enforce the law regarding the census being wrenched from Commerce, but for now, we can be happy for a minute, can’t we?

Akzed on February 12, 2009 at 4:36 PM

Holy sh*t. Nice black eye, Barry.

Ed:

Gregg took a bit of heat from fellow Republicans for resigning from the Senate during a point when conservatives needed every ally they can find. What touched off Gregg’s withdrawal? He couldn’t support the stimulus:

Gregg:

“I will continue to represent the people of New Hampshire in the United States Senate.”

Can Gregg return to the Senate? What’s his status?

BuckeyeSam on February 12, 2009 at 4:36 PM

I like how CNN.com hasn’t bothered to tell their audience that Gregg’s withdrew.

What’s their slogan again “The number one source for politics?”

CNN you suck.

Yeah, but A-Rod shamed the game and dogs are being shot. You know — the important stuff.

Ferris on February 12, 2009 at 4:36 PM

Another nasty break for the Barakster. His political capital seems headed to hell in a hand basket. Too slick by half, maybe.

petefrt on February 12, 2009 at 4:36 PM

The link to FOXNEWS about the court battle that will ensue if Obama attempts to co-opt the Census.

JAM on February 12, 2009 at 4:36 PM

Is Obama an integral part of Skynet?

Dasher on February 12, 2009 at 4:37 PM

Drudge can barely contain his complete hatred of Obama, can he?

lorien1973 on February 12, 2009 at 4:35 PM

It’s wonderful isn’t it?

I loved the “Thanks, Tim” headline earlier this week.

darii on February 12, 2009 at 4:37 PM

I couldn’t believe he would even consider taking that commerce post in the first place seeing how thin the Repubs margin for error in the senate is.

Rommel/Obama was clearly looking to have an easier way around any Repub fillibuster in the senate.

What an obvious political manipulation from Obambi and Rommel. Any Repub that camps with them is going to get used or stabbed in the back, and look at what happened.

BobUSMC on February 12, 2009 at 4:37 PM

And the farce also known as the “Obama Presidency” continues…

Good for Gregg! Proves the point that we don’t have to settle for RINOS like Snowe & Collins in order to have a senator from New England.

Norwegian on February 12, 2009 at 4:37 PM

now the MSM will brush this under the rug, the public will never know about the Census thing.

the Census is probably the ONLY reason Gregg took that position and risked a Dem pickup on that seat.

jp on February 12, 2009 at 4:33 PM

You have to understand…the average Obama has no clue what a census is…they think it was something Bush put in place to enact censorship…to prepare the way for the concentration camps…

AUINSC on February 12, 2009 at 4:38 PM

“As a further matter of clarification, nothing about the vetting process played any role in this decision.

And he put that final knife into the back of the rest of the tax cheats.

Gregg, I love you.

Knucklehead on February 12, 2009 at 4:38 PM

if this was Bush, the MSM would be calling for his impeachment on his “unconstituitonal” Grab of the Census and continually assert the obvious, that its for political reasons and is a Political Power Grab.

jp on February 12, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Yeah, but A-Rod shamed the game and dogs are being shot. You know — the important stuff.

Ferris on February 12, 2009 at 4:36 PM

You’re absolutely right. A-rabs poisoning dogs and then killing them is A1 material.

/sarcasm

Lance Murdock on February 12, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Ok, so, does he lose the Senate seat?

Good for him for taking a stand… unlike certain others that I could mention !!!!

stenwin77 on February 12, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Good for him.

Meanwhile, the Obama team begins planning to defeat Gregg in his next Senate race in 5…4…3…

CP on February 12, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Can Gregg return to the Senate? What’s his status?

BuckeyeSam on February 12, 2009 at 4:36 PM

He is still a Senator until confirmation. He will retain his seat now.

genso on February 12, 2009 at 4:39 PM

I like how CNN.com hasn’t bothered to tell their audience that Gregg’s withdrew.

Lance Murdock on February 12, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Probably CNN is too busy huddling with the rest of MSM over how best to spin the story so it’s not a black eye for Obama.

petefrt on February 12, 2009 at 4:39 PM

lorien: I can barely contain mine.

jeanie on February 12, 2009 at 4:40 PM

Ok, so, does he lose the Senate seat?

Good for him for taking a stand… unlike certain others that I could mention !!!!

stenwin77 on February 12, 2009 at 4:39 PM

I don’t think he would officially give up his seat until he was confirmed by the Senate.

Dasher on February 12, 2009 at 4:40 PM

My vote:

Julio for Commerce Secretary!

garry on February 12, 2009 at 4:40 PM

He is still a Senator until confirmation. He will retain his seat now.

genso on February 12, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Betcha it’s killing Hillary that she didn’t pull out before she gave up her seat.

misslizzi on February 12, 2009 at 4:41 PM

Judge Dredd upholds the Law

BobMbx on February 12, 2009 at 4:41 PM

The census grab is going to be too much for Washington to swallow. It is right out of the Chicago political playbook and hopefully will galvanize the opposition. Everyone has now seen how dangerous he and his cronies are. Here’s hoping he overplayed his hand too soon.

Mr_Magoo on February 12, 2009 at 4:41 PM

Drudge can barely contain his complete hatred of Obama, can he?

lorien1973 on February 12, 2009 at 4:35 PM

No doubt there is an internet fairness actin the pipeline to deal with that.

Wethal on February 12, 2009 at 4:41 PM

Gregg demonstrates to Specter, Snowe and Collins what integrity is all about. Specter, Snowe and Collins should back off too.

petefrt on February 12, 2009 at 4:41 PM

I’m sure the libtards will spin this as “OMG Rush ordered him not to lolol!!!!1111″.

Speedwagon82 on February 12, 2009 at 4:42 PM

but unfortunately we did not adequately focus on these concerns.

So is Gregg a doddering fool who was so starry-eyed at the prospect of getting a fat government job that he didn’t bother learning about the fine print, or was Osama Obama an out-and-out liar?

It has to be one or the other.

Even though Gregg’s statement reads like the kind of pathetic RINO-babble that infects too many in D.C., I’m guessing the latter.

MrScribbler on February 12, 2009 at 4:42 PM

Gregg was just a “Token” to the AckBar administration anyway. Good for him!
I hope we are able to stop the census power grab. AckBar is truly turning out to be more scary than I’d imagined.

NTWR on February 12, 2009 at 4:42 PM

Maybe this has already been done but how about a thread on the census explaining the importance of the census and why and how it can be used for nefarious purposes.

I have applied to work for the census this spring. I will be your inside guy!

Vince on February 12, 2009 at 4:42 PM

My vote:

Julio for Commerce Secretary!

garry on February 12, 2009 at 4:40 PM

Perfect. Obama only wants stooges there anyway. Fortunately, Gregg didn’t like playing the part of Shemp.

genso on February 12, 2009 at 4:42 PM

Hurrah!

Kill the fatted pig.

President Obama preselected reporters to ask questions at primetime press briefing…DRUDGE

No kidding and no surprise. America anticipates the lip sync press conference. The “victims” winning the Bonanza Hog Obama kitchen sink prizes were also posed.

maverick muse on February 12, 2009 at 4:42 PM

It is worth noting that while Obama has had the WORST transtition in American History, the ONLY cabinet nominee to withdraw from his nomination for a reason other than corruption, tax evasion or other criminal activity has been a Republican.

Norwegian on February 12, 2009 at 4:43 PM

Huevos

Wade on February 12, 2009 at 4:43 PM

If Gregg hits the media circuit to criticize Porkulus, his credibility as an Obama appointee will create a lot of heat on other Republicans and even a few Democrats to stop the runaway train of this bill and force it back into debate.

We can only hope.

cjs1943 on February 12, 2009 at 4:43 PM

Can Gregg return to the Senate? What’s his status?

BuckeyeSam on February 12, 2009 at 4:36 PM

that’s my question…has he already official resigned?

Rogue on February 12, 2009 at 4:43 PM

So is Gregg a doddering fool who was so starry-eyed at the prospect of getting a fat government job that he didn’t bother learning about the fine print, or was Osama Obama an

out-and-out liar?

It has to be one or the other.

Even though Gregg’s statement reads like the kind of pathetic RINO-babble that infects too many in D.C., I’m guessing the latter.

MrScribbler on February 12, 2009 at 4:42 PM

Or…did he play Obama, and play him well?

misslizzi on February 12, 2009 at 4:44 PM

Can some Conservative Watch Dog Legal Group not Sue Obama on the Census grab on Constitutional grounds?

Are we a Republic or do we now have our Caesar and transitioning to Empire?

jp on February 12, 2009 at 4:44 PM

I love it, CNN has finally put the announcement on their page. But guess where, it’s at the bottom of their Latest News Section.

Basically you have to use a fine tooth comb to find this story on their website.

CNN, you are truly pathetic.

Lance Murdock on February 12, 2009 at 4:44 PM

Bravo sir,

I just sent Senator Gregg the above sentiments to his web site, please cosider doing the same.

I believe that he will retain his Senate site and hopefully President Obama will be embarrased enough to scrap his plans to grab the census.

Danger on February 12, 2009 at 4:44 PM

This will be very tough for the White House to spin and brings some much needed attention to the census issue.

esperpento on February 12, 2009 at 4:44 PM

that’s my question…has he already official resigned?

Rogue on February 12, 2009 at 4:43 PM

Relax….he’s still a Senator

genso on February 12, 2009 at 4:45 PM

It is worth noting that while Obama has had the WORST transtition in American History, the ONLY cabinet nominee to withdraw from his nomination for a reason other than corruption, tax evasion or other criminal activity has been a Republican.

Norwegian on February 12, 2009 at 4:43 PM

Excellent Point

jp on February 12, 2009 at 4:45 PM

Can Gregg return to the Senate? What’s his status?

BuckeyeSam on February 12, 2009 at 4:36 PM

You can’t un-resign. But, I’m not sure of this particular state, the Governor can appoint him. Nothing wrong with that.

BobMbx on February 12, 2009 at 4:45 PM

WOW finally someone with conservative principles!

I’m telling you the reason Republicans lose elections is what I’ve commented on before “No pale pastels, bold colors” as Reagan said.

kthomas8268 on February 12, 2009 at 4:45 PM

Boy, does the NH Dem Governor look like a sucker. Forced by the One to publicly agree to appoint a (nominal) repub as the senate replacement, all for naught.

It’s so nice to have smart, competent management in the White House again /sarc.

CNH_320 on February 12, 2009 at 4:45 PM

What is wrong with you people?! Poor Peggy Joseph is still waiting for her gas and mortgage to be paid for!

Doughboy on February 12, 2009 at 4:33 PM

What do you mean? She’s taking Gregg’s place. And Julio, the communications major, has Gibbs worrying about his job.

What I love is that Obama is out of town on his dog and pony show in Illinois. Talk about taking a crap on Obama’s tent revivals.

This has to delay voting on the bill through the weekend. Gregg is so highly regarded, maybe we can turn the polls around about the attitude on the bill. How can Obama torch Gregg now? His guy at Commerce crapped on the bill.

The country has to be thinking, “Hey, wait a minute. You have a clown at Treasury who cheated on his taxes, and every newspaper trashed his first two appearances. Your HHS nominee was a bigger tax cheat, and his hands are all over the bill. And now your upstanding REPUBLICAN Commerce nominee is backing out? WTF? Hold on, Nellie. We need another look at this bill.”

BuckeyeSam on February 12, 2009 at 4:46 PM

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