Thursday, February 12, 2009

Analysis: Obscure post gives Obama big headache

This is a perfect example of the Associated Press doing damage control for Obama. They are doing their best spin trying to convince people that situation isn't that big of a deal, so it doesn't look bad on Obama.

First of all, they say that it is an "obscure post" and that "commerce secretary is not one of Washington's more glamorous jobs." Well, if that were the case, why would Obama originally offer it to Richardson who is currently Governor of New Mexico, served in the Clinton administration as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Energy Secretary and a 2008 Democratic Presidential candidate. Did he offer the "lowly" position to him to embarrass him? No, this is just Obama BS.

The Associated Press and most of the other main stream media organizations should stop embarrassing themselves by writing ridiculous articles like this, assuming that we can't see through their journalistic deceit.

Analysis: Obscure post gives Obama big headache
Associated Press Writer
from Yahoo News
February 12, 2009

WASHINGTON – Quick, who headed the Commerce Department under President George W. Bush?

No disrespect to Carlos M. Gutierrez, but commerce secretary is not one of Washington's more glamorous jobs. It's overshadowed by first-tier Cabinet posts at Justice, State, Defense and Treasury. Scores of senators, House members, Supreme Court justices and White House aides would draw more attention at a Georgetown cocktail party or DuPont Circle restaurant.

But the job is giving a disproportionately big headache to President Barack Obama, who now must try a third time to fill it. Don't be surprised if he picks a lower-profile nominee, because his two rather ambitious choices have backfired.

Obama first tapped New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat who gained national attention with his 2008 presidential bid. Richardson withdrew amid a federal investigation of state contracts won by a politically connected company.

Then Obama turned to Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire. Though not a national figure, the taciturn Yankee is a player in the Senate. A former Budget Committee chairman, he is liked by colleagues and known for unemotional, no-nonsense analyses of fiscal matters.

Gregg stunned colleagues late Thursday when he withdrew his name, citing "irresolvable conflicts" with Obama's handling of the economic stimulus and 2010 census.
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