New most popular Republican in America: I gotta be me; Update: Gregg angry that GOP was shut out of negotiations?

posted at 6:46 pm on February 12, 2009 by Allahpundit

A long clip, but you can dispense with most of it. Watch the first minute, then skip ahead to 4:00 and stick with it until about 7:30 as he accepts the blame for not anticipating that a fiscal conservative might be an uneasy fit for New Deal II. Reminds me of Doug Kmiec, ardent opponent of the Iraq war, inexplicably signing on initially as an advisor to Mitt Romney. How did he not know what he was getting himself into?

If you believe CNN, there’s a lot more to this than Gregg’s letting on:

A source close to the process says that the idea of removing the census from Commerce and having it “run” out of the White House was taken as a slap in the face by Judd Gregg. “It was like saying they don’t trust you” with such a political issue, says the source.

This source says those who wanted Gregg — including chief of staff Rahm Emanuel — believed that in choosing him, the Obama team would be “taking the opposition’s quarterback off the field.”

“They have to take some of the blame for this,” says a Democratic source close to the White House. “They almost humiliated him by taking the census away from him.”

However, adds this source, Gregg’s decision to recuse himself on stimulus was not taken well at the White House either — it was seen as an insult to them.

The One is feigning surprise tonight but he can’t be that surprised if CNN’s right. As for Gregg having to be himself, pay attention at 6:30 as he pointedly declines to say which way he’ll vote on the stimulus tomorrow. The boss warned her readers more than a week ago that he was a “perfect fit” for Team Barry given that he supported TARP. Exit question: Er, does that mean I’m a perfect fit for them, too? Gulp.

Update: In case you’re thinking this means the GOP will have a safe seat in New Hampshire for the 2010 election, think again: Gregg says here that he probably won’t run for re-election.

Update: More intrigue. Maybe Gregg wasn’t such a perfect fit for the Democrats after all:

The $789.5-Billion Stimulus Bill. Republican aides tell me that Gregg was angered that Republicans were “shut out” of the process.

Gregg came to this decision to withdraw from consideration over the last couple days, informed the White House and Senate leaders, and announced his decision today.



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Reminds me of Doug Kmiec, ardent opponent of the Iraq war, inexplicably signing on initially as an advisor to Mitt Romney.

The same Kmiec who then, as an ardent pro-lifer, backed Obama.

amerpundit on February 12, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Yes we can!

Firebird on February 12, 2009 at 6:49 PM

And the kicks just keep coming for Obama.

Weight of Glory on February 12, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Exit question: Er, does that mean I’m a perfect fit for them, too? Gulp.

No.

Weight of Glory on February 12, 2009 at 6:52 PM

Its not President Obama

its “Present” Obama

William Amos on February 12, 2009 at 6:53 PM

At least this forces the MSM to finally talk about the census takeover.

SoxNation on February 12, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Most awesome comment, IllTemperedCur from Ace’s place:

The timing is exquisite. Thursdays are always the best days for bombshells. The opposition only has one day to respond officially before the weekend. So Gregg will be the lead story tomorrow, and all through the weekend.

That’s fantastic. Like a platoon of ninjas riding velociraptors, bursting forth from a giant can of whupass, covered in awesome sauce.

Jim62sch on February 12, 2009 at 6:54 PM

its “Present” Obama

William Amos on February 12, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Heh. I like that.

Weight of Glory on February 12, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Update: In case you’re thinking this means the GOP will have a safe seat in New Hampshire for the 2010 election, think again: Gregg says here that he probably won’t run for re-election.

Perhaps he was willing to sign on the the filthy liar’s administration because he understood that this wasn’t a “safe seat.” The Northeast has abandoned conservative ideals. There is no place for the GOP in that realm which is why Quislings like Snow, Collins, and Specter should be abandoned instead of coddled like the idiot centrists are demanding.

highhopes on February 12, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Exit question: Er, does that mean I’m a perfect fit for them, too? Gulp

Did you ask the government for an iphone?

trubble on February 12, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Weight of Glory on February 12, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Oh man, side-by-side; ouch! thanks for the link.

aquaviva on February 12, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Where is Hacks today? I’d like to read his insane rambli…er…insightful commentary explaining why the dems are not posting the bill for public perusal.

Bishop on February 12, 2009 at 6:56 PM

The boss warned her readers more than a week ago that he was a “perfect fit” for Team Barry given that he supported TARP. Exit question: Er, does that mean I’m a perfect fit for them, too? Gulp.

I was really hard on one of my Senators, John Thune, for supporting TARP also. Fortunately he has found religion lately and has been fighting hard against Porkulus.

Jim62sch on February 12, 2009 at 6:57 PM

I am curious to see if the new Commerce nominee will have the census back under him/her….as it was when Richardson was the nominee.

Rockygold on February 12, 2009 at 6:57 PM

Seriously, the census was the kicker over reach and if the WH was upset by the abstaining on the stimulus then they are just dumb and arrogant because he’s in the past been pretty fiscally conservative despite what Michelle says..

Topsecretk9 on February 12, 2009 at 6:57 PM

Senator Gregg, thank you.

Senators Specter, Collins, and Snowe, this is how an honorable person acts.

Mr. Joe on February 12, 2009 at 6:57 PM

Man, this Commerce position is like the Defence Against Dark Arts professorship in Harry Potter. It’s accursed!

promachus on February 12, 2009 at 6:57 PM

There is a big difference in TARP and the porkulus. The TARP funds were loans meant to be paid back with interest. It was meant to stabilize a shaky financial market after a run on banks, at least that’s how I understood it. The porkulus is a giant handout of monies not meant to be paid back but just a giant goodie bag for liberal pet causes.

goat on February 12, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Gregg,is the REPUBLICAN CANARY,

in OBAMA’S SOCIALIST COAL MINE,

and the best part,is Gregg made it

out intact!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on February 12, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Exit question: Er, does that mean I’m a perfect fit for them, too? Gulp.

“Could you state your name for the record?” would be a likely first question at your confirmation hearing…

factoid on February 12, 2009 at 7:01 PM

However, adds this source, Gregg’s decision to recuse himself on stimulus was not taken well at the White House either — it was seen as an insult to them.

Waaaaah. Barry’s wings are starting to melt.

Buy Danish on February 12, 2009 at 7:01 PM

if the WH was upset by the abstaining on the stimulus then they are just dumb and arrogant because he’s in the past been pretty fiscally conservative despite what Michelle says..

Topsecretk9 on February 12, 2009 at 6:57 PM

The thing is that it never occurs to some that others aren’t going to perfectly reflect back to them that their ideas and opinions are trump.

INC on February 12, 2009 at 7:02 PM

“A source close to the process says that the idea of removing the census from Commerce and having it “run” out of the White House was taken as a slap in the face by Judd Gregg. “It was like saying they don’t trust you” with such a political issue, says the source.”

Um, are these people not aware of the census power grab? It has nothing to do with Gregg’s perceived competence. Jesus H. Someone articulate an idea FOR ONCE!!!!!!!!!!!!

marklmail on February 12, 2009 at 7:02 PM

However, adds this source, Gregg’s decision to recuse himself on stimulus was not taken well at the White House either — it was seen as an insult to them.

Obviously, the WH thought they had him in a pay to play bind.

INC on February 12, 2009 at 7:04 PM

This is what happens when you elect a micro managing Senator. You get Senator-in-Chief. Idiot.

portlandon on February 12, 2009 at 7:05 PM

Maybe his backbone will shame other RINO types to strengthen theirs. We can only hope.

Do you hear me, McCain? Collins? Voinovich? Snowe? Specter (looking more like a spector every day)?

Sloan Morganstern on February 12, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Gregg: “I admire the people he [Obama] has been able to attract around him”

HA!

Glenn Jericho on February 12, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Waaaaah. Barry’s wings are starting to melt.

Buy Danish on February 12, 2009 at 7:01 PM

his dreams are going to be sunk in an ocean of liberal tears.

anti-boomer on February 12, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Watching Fox now, and Major “Obama Fluffer” Garrett is frantically spinning that Obama knew of this several days ago.

Yeah, right, Garrett! Then why does Peter Griffin look so rattled? Why didn’t we hear about this before Gregg’s statement?

Jim62sch on February 12, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Um, are these people not aware of the census power grab? It has nothing to do with Gregg’s perceived competence. Jesus H. Someone articulate an idea FOR ONCE!!!!!!!!!!!!

marklmail on February 12, 2009 at 7:02 PM

You might as well expect this crew to articulate that the removal of the account verification system on Obama’s campaign site was so that he could collect multiple and illegal foreign campaign contributions.

They’re trying to ignore the man behind the curtain. But they know he’s there.

Wethal on February 12, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Gregg smelled the gunpowder from the Specter/Collins/Snowe firing squad. It’s a bad time to be a RINO.

Jim62sch on February 12, 2009 at 7:08 PM

Hmmm, some White House numbnuts ~ Chris Cillzilla (sp?) ~ is on The News Hour talking to Judy Woodruff and blaming Gregg for this, because “HE[Gregg] reached out to us“.

tree hugging sister on February 12, 2009 at 7:09 PM

However, adds this source, Gregg’s decision to recuse himself on stimulus was not taken well at the White House either — it was seen as an insult to them.

Huh, you get half your power stripped away by the executive and refuse to serve in the position and Ogabe is insulted?

More likely President Odummy is insulted because he isn’t used to anyone saying no to him. Low class jerky man-child.

Bishop on February 12, 2009 at 7:09 PM

I notice that backdrop of the Declaration of Independence.

Nice touch!

Where was Gregg?

INC on February 12, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Wow. He looks like Tony Snow.

MayBee on February 12, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Me thinks,Hopey,won’t count on any Republicans
in the future!

And me thinks,that was a design process to begin
with,

the appearance of extended hand outreached towards
the right,ya okay!

Probably Rahm 101!

Like:”Um..ah,ya know,we tried…to work…hand across..
the isle…and well…ya can’t trust the right…
um…ah…i was hoping,ah..um…ah…um..um..ah…
………..(a tad of Sarc).

canopfor on February 12, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Bishop on February 12, 2009 at 7:09 PM

It looks as if it really was a pay to play scheme.

They were hoping to peel off Gregg to vote for the stimulus if he was nominated for Commerce and his abstention took them by surprise.

I suppose they couldn’t articulate that directly, but used to as they are with dealing with Chicago politicians, I suppose they thought he would get the message.

INC on February 12, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Gregg probably also saw what happened to Hillary. He saw the census being taken away, and wondered if anything else of importance would go from Commerce.

And maybe he wondered if Obama would win in 2012, given the first month’s flubs. Who wants the end of their career in public service to be a Republican in Carter 2.0?

Wethal on February 12, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Gregg should resign. Congress is no place for someone with integrity.

Star20 on February 12, 2009 at 7:12 PM

every little bit helps

rob verdi on February 12, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Wethal on February 12, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Exactly what I was thinking.

Might this be an Obama trend/tactic? Give your opponents a position and then strip that position of all authority.

29Victor on February 12, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Consider this a slap across the Liberal Party’s face,
and Hopey,

be prepared,for the media onslaught,and operative
Liberals!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on February 12, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Exit question: Er, does that mean I’m a perfect fit for them, too? Gulp.

Do you pay your taxes?

If yes, relax… you’re safe.
If no, then we need to find a position for you. How about making the office of Faith-based initiatives a Cabinet post?

malclave on February 12, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Gregg was willing to play in Osama Obama’s sandbox all right, but suddenly realized that he was being played?

Gregg was no poster boy for conservatism to begin with, and his exit statement was a masterpiece of Specteresque bilge.

It’s too late for this porker in a leopard suit to change his spots. Props to him for standing up to The Incompetent One for whatever reason, but that’s about it.

MrScribbler on February 12, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Man oh man, the O just keeps getting kicked in the teeth, huh?

John the Libertarian on February 12, 2009 at 7:18 PM

If he comes out strong against the spending bill, then he’s a hero.

If he comes out strong against Obama’s illegal power grab via the census, then he’s a hero.

If not, it’s nice, but no big deal.

He has the opportunity to be a dissenting Republican voice that Obama will have difficulty demonizing because he was good enough to serve in the One’s cabinet. If he doesn’t use that opportunity, then it’s a waste.

blue13326 on February 12, 2009 at 7:19 PM

The true definition of putting America first.

malan89 on February 12, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Ah,Obama the goodnews,we barely scraped the iceberg,
but were smack in the middle of water mines,shall
we stop all political engines,reverse Socialist course,

or screw the Republicans,and full speed ahead!(Snark).

canopfor on February 12, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Gregg is a PATRIOT!

Yes/No?

canopfor on February 12, 2009 at 7:24 PM

canopfor

It’s Live Free or Die! time.

Death is not the worst of evils.

INC on February 12, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Wow. He looks like Tony Snow.

MayBee on February 12, 2009 at 7:10 PM

I bet Obama wishes he had Tony Snow as Press Secretary right now. Gibbs is failing miserably.

portlandon on February 12, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Maybe Gregg never intended to take the position, and this was all one brilliant ploy to mess with Obama.

JA on February 12, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Gregg was willing to play in Osama Obama’s sandbox all right, but suddenly realized that he was being played?

Gregg was no poster boy for conservatism to begin with, and his exit statement was a masterpiece of Specteresque bilge.

It’s too late for this porker in a leopard suit to change his spots. Props to him for standing up to The Incompetent One for whatever reason, but that’s about it.

MrScribbler on February 12, 2009 at 7:15 PM

True. I’m no fan of Gregg. But….if a turncoat Repub is turning tail and running from the Obama Train Wreck that’s gotta tell you something. Is this the tipping point????

portlandon on February 12, 2009 at 7:31 PM

We just need one of the three turncoats to switch and we’ll have the filibuster in tact, won’t we? Put pressure on Snowe, she wasn’t in the limelight as Specter and Collins have been. She can switch more easily than they.

promachus on February 12, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Gregg is a PATRIOT!

Yes/No?

canopfor on February 12, 2009 at 7:24 PM

I think he was a bit of a RINO who finally got close enough to the corrupt heart of the Dem party to see with whom RINOs were really doing deals. And he had enough integrity and backbone to walk away. No indication that he won’t be be “bipartisan” in the Senate, but he may be more cautious about it. Wonder if he has any tidbits to take back to the GOP caucus.

Wethal on February 12, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Krauthammer put it well on Fox News – he said that the Commerce Secretary gig has two good things about it, the Census and the nice aquarium at the Commerce Dept HQ. Obama was taking away the Census and leaving Gregg to feed the fish in the aquarium.

Jim62sch on February 12, 2009 at 7:43 PM

02:42- Carry his water?! LOL!

Fletch54 on February 12, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Gregg is a PATRIOT!

Yes/No?

canopfor on February 12, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Gregg did the right thing, today. A very cool thing, actually. But it doesn’t make him a patriot and it doesn’t mean he will do the right thing tomorrow, or ever again. It is what it is, no need to canonize the guy based on this one issue.

califcon on February 12, 2009 at 7:45 PM

February 12th, 2009 7:30 pm ET

Since Gregg is so deeply offended by this, it makes me wonder if he had some other agenda for the census portion of the job. Hopefully the President will find someone who can find a way to work with everyone.

Got to love the quality of the people making comments over at CNN

Caper29 on February 12, 2009 at 7:46 PM

When the republicans retake the Congress sooner or later there’s going to be alot of bad blood

Defector01 on February 12, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Guess Gregg didn’t want to be marginalized like Hillary has.

GarandFan on February 12, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Senator Gregg, thank you. Now, please do the right thing, use your credibility given to you by the Obama administration, take charge on the Stimulus and make sure it doesn’t pass the Senate.

promachus on February 12, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Sloan Morganstern on February 12, 2009 at 7:06 PM

McCain be a squish on some issues but he hates wasteful spending with a passion and I understand Gregg is also very solid on fiscal issues. As I’ve said before TARP funds were loans not handouts, porkulus is all handouts, big difference.

goat on February 12, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Put pressure on Snowe, she wasn’t in the limelight as Specter and Collins have been. She can switch more easily than they.

promachus on February 12, 2009 at 7:36 PM

i have friends in Maine that would like to throw snowballs at olympia.

anti-boomer on February 12, 2009 at 7:53 PM

In case you’re thinking this means the GOP will have a safe seat in New Hampshire for the 2010 election, think again: Gregg says here that he probably won’t run for re-election.

But we have to remember that people’s political opinions change faster than fashion in clothing. The one thing I can promise is that 2010 will not be 2008 or 2006 for the GOP.

thuja on February 12, 2009 at 7:54 PM

The $789.5-Billion Stimulus Bill. Republican aides tell me that Gregg was angered that Republicans were “shut out” of the process.

Heckuva job, Nancy.

Wethal on February 12, 2009 at 7:55 PM

no need to canonize the guy based on this one issue.

califcon on February 12, 2009 at 7:45 PM

like a woman, sometimes all a politician needs is a little flattery to get him to do what you want! He’s my hero!

anti-boomer on February 12, 2009 at 7:55 PM

i have friends in Maine that would like to throw snowballs at olympia.

anti-boomer on February 12, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Prolly be better if you could just get her voted out of office….

BigWyo on February 12, 2009 at 8:01 PM

like a woman, sometimes all a politician needs is a little flattery to get him to do what you want! He’s my hero!

anti-boomer on February 12, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Wow, I haven’t had the occasion to use the term “male chauvinist pig” in a really long time.

califcon on February 12, 2009 at 8:05 PM

OT: Redstate says stimulus bill would raise US debt ceiling to over $12 trillion.

Wethal on February 12, 2009 at 8:05 PM

I am curious to see if the new Commerce nominee will have the census back under him/her….as it was when Richardson was the nominee.

Rockygold on February 12, 2009 at 6:57 PM

There was/is going to be a legal fight before the filthy liar is able to hand off a Constitutional duty to a non-confirmed member of his staff. It wasn’t a done deal.

highhopes on February 12, 2009 at 8:09 PM

OT: Redstate says stimulus bill would raise US debt ceiling to over $12 trillion.

Wethal on February 12, 2009 at 8:05 PM

according to CBS the natl debt is 11 trillion after Bush. And, Bloomberg says 9.7 trillion is “committed” to the crisis. That looks like 20.7 trillion alltogether, give or take a trillion.

anti-boomer on February 12, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Wow, I haven’t had the occasion to use the term “male chauvinist pig” in a really long time.

califcon on February 12, 2009 at 8:05 PM

what? wasn’t the same logic used to coin the term, “Girlieman.” vis a vis politics in Cali? Politicians are surely the least manly creatures imaginable. You should be asking (where all the cowboys have gone?) not (why are you a chauvinist?).

anti-boomer on February 12, 2009 at 8:13 PM

I notice that backdrop of the Declaration of Independence.

Nice touch!

Where was Gregg?

INC on February 12, 2009 at 7:09 PM

For sure not in any school

Wade on February 12, 2009 at 8:14 PM

according to CBS the natl debt is 11 trillion after Bush. And, Bloomberg says 9.7 trillion is “committed” to the crisis. That looks like 20.7 trillion alltogether, give or take a trillion.

anti-boomer on February 12, 2009 at 8:10 PM

More like 50 trillion when unfunded entitlements like medicare and social security are added in.

goat on February 12, 2009 at 8:33 PM

The only known fact from all of this:
Judd Gregg had little previous contact with Rahm Emanuel on any level.

jjshaka on February 12, 2009 at 8:35 PM

It may be somewhat uncharitable but I admit experiencing a little schadenfreude at Obama and Emanuel’s expense. Feels pretty good, actually.

jix on February 12, 2009 at 8:44 PM

I think Gregg was one of three people that actually read the “Stimulus Bill”…………

…………… and said, “OH SH$T!!!”

Seven Percent Solution on February 12, 2009 at 8:47 PM

The same Kmiec who then, as an ardent pro-lifer, backed Obama.

amerpundit on February 12, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Well, Obama does oppose any abortions after the thirtieth trimester.

18-1 on February 12, 2009 at 8:50 PM

That looks like 20.7 trillion alltogether, give or take a trillion.

anti-boomer on February 12, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Debtors (the gov’t) like to re-pay with inflated money. Doesn’t really cost them that much. Why you should find a better paper currency, and/or gold.

JiangxiDad on February 12, 2009 at 8:58 PM

Might this be an Obama trend/tactic? Give your opponents a position and then strip that position of all authority.

29Victor on February 12, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Next up – Hillary gets her balls cut off.

Buy Danish on February 12, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Danish,
Obama has already defanged Hillary, sending his minions for all the important negotiations. Hill gave up her Senate seat to just babysit over at State, with Samantha Powers shadowing her, taking notes on what she’s doing.

marybel on February 12, 2009 at 9:32 PM

marybel on February 12, 2009 at 9:32 PM
Buy Danish on February 12, 2009 at 9:14 PM

The last thing I would want is a supposedly defanged Clinton viper standing behind me, Bill and Hill still have plenty of power to strike and inflict much pain.

goat on February 12, 2009 at 9:45 PM

Exit question: Er, does that mean I’m a perfect fit for them, too?

Allah

Oh, I wouldn’t say a perfect fit. But certainly a very good fit.

Jaibones on February 12, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Waaaaah. Barry’s wings are starting to melt.

Buy Danish on February 12, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Floating on a cloud of amber
Searching for the rainbow’s end
Earth so far below me,
I’m here alone, free
I can’t come down no more

I’ve climbed the mountains of the sky

Jaibones on February 12, 2009 at 10:17 PM

Jaibones on February 12, 2009 at 10:17 PM

Obama reminded me of Icharus a long time ago.

goat on February 12, 2009 at 10:50 PM

Obama has already defanged Hillary, sending his minions for all the important negotiations. Hill gave up her Senate seat to just babysit over at State, with Samantha Powers shadowing her, taking notes on what she’s doing. marybel on February 12, 2009 at 9:32 PM

Bill and Hill still have plenty of power to strike and inflict much pain. goat on February 12, 2009 at 9:45 PM

Uh-huh. And wouldn’t it just about kill Obama if just now, after all this other shite, Hillary were to quit, too? “I didn’t give up my senate seat to twiddle my thumbs, and have foreign policy run from the White House!” He’s already getting to be like the bull staggering around with those banderillas in him. Hillary quitting could be the sword . . . /metaphoric reference

smellthecoffee on February 12, 2009 at 11:39 PM

highhopes on February 12, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Uh uh…they’re not quislings. They’re mavericks. When you drill your party in the backside in exchange for 30 pcs of silver and some good press, you’re a maverick. Then in 4 years, you get to run for President and get your a** handed to you by a wet eared rookie. Specter 2012.

austinnelly on February 13, 2009 at 12:47 AM

Gregg came to this decision to withdraw from consideration over the last couple days, informed the White House and Senate leaders, and announced his decision today.

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.

In other words, the president’s media operation people aren’t weren’t told by Obama. These people didn’t watch West Wing?!

Phoenician on February 13, 2009 at 1:36 AM

Seems to me that Judd Gregg just “Rope a Doped” the Obama Administration

Dragoonchris on February 13, 2009 at 4:37 AM

AS I write this, there is in front of me a hand written, snail mail letter in my best handwriting and addressed to Gregg’s Concord office BEGGING him to run for office in the next election. Do I think it will help? Not if the political climate is such that he feels he cannot win.—Change of subject. It occurs to me to ask if the way the Dems are treating the GOP is how the GOP treated the Dems when we were in power? Can anyone answer this for me?

jeanie on February 13, 2009 at 8:38 AM

Well done… my good and faithful servent.

Mark Garnett on February 13, 2009 at 8:52 AM

Like I said in another thread, his judgment is now and forever suspect. He should have known better from the start.

SKYFOX on February 13, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Seems to me that Judd Gregg just “Rope a Doped” the Obama Administration

Dragoonchris

If you are right, then I will owe Mr. Gregg an apology.
It would be sweet, indeed, if that’s what he did, but I just don’t know if he’s the type to risk the potential negatives. Let’s not forget, the Republicans in Congress want desperately to be loved by the MSM.

SKYFOX on February 13, 2009 at 11:55 AM

It’s good to know there are a few men left who wouldn’t sell their souls, for any price.

Entelechy on February 13, 2009 at 12:13 PM