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February 12, 2009

Breaking: Gregg Withdraws Nomination

Breaking at CNN now, no link.

Drudge has the statement:

“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.

So he's making an issue of the White House's Census power grab. Awesome.

Also, since no one was formally appointed to his seat, he is still a senator from New Hampshire. Bonus.

Update - Top story at CNN? "Iraq's dogs poisoned, then gunned down." Way to stay on top of the game, guys.






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