New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has withdrawn his name from consideration for the position of Commerce Secretary in the upcoming Obama Administration. See photo and read about it below.

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Bill Richardson




Governor Bill Richardson has decided its just not a good time for him to be Commerce Secretary for the Obama Administration after all. Its because of the annoying little fact that a Federal grand jury is questioning a California company that made major financial contributions for his political activities and obtained quite a lucrative New Mexico state contract. That set off an alarm bell or three.

So Richardson is stepping aside …. loudly proclaiming innocence, of course.

“Let me say unequivocally that I and my Administration have acted properly in all matters and that this investigation will bear out that fact,” he said Sunday in a report by NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell. “But I have concluded that the ongoing investigation also would have forced an untenable delay in the confirmation process.”

It is currently alleged that the grand jury is looking into possible “pay-to-play” dealings between CDR Financial Products and the entity that had the power to ensure they obtained the contracts with the state of New Mexico. Hmmmm …. whom pray tell might that be?

Too bad for Richardson. It appeared he sold out his political mentors, the Clintons, to win favor with Obama during the election and now he can’t take the position offered him. Its seems like yet another of Obama’s associates who has controversy surrounding him. Most people who pay attention to politics might have remembered that it was Richardson, serving in the Clinton Administration at the time, who ‘lost’ national nuclear secrets to a Chinese spy at Los Alamos. Even the democrats were calling for his head at the time. Then when we were attacked on 9/11/2001, everyone understandably kind of forgot about Richardson. It would have seemed that people might have remembered a little bit of it when he decided to run for President, but no one brought it up.

I’m sure that Obama will not know any of that any more than he’s known about any of the wrong doings of any of his other associates.

Ok folks, my team lost the election. I along with others are over it, and only want what is best for our country …. but good Lord y’all! What have you done ?

From where I sit, it appears while yet to officially take over, y’all are doing everything the Bush administration has been accused of and then some. I can’t help but wonder what drama will unfold after the 20th. Unfortunately, we’re all about to find out.

I can only finish by saying, Some One said once, “Forgive them, they know not what they do”.

I think I’m going to try a 4 year nap.





Richardson Withdraws – Video