Sunday, January 04, 2009

Atrios For Commerce Secretary

It seems there's an opening.

WASHINGTON — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has withdrawn his nomination to be President-elect Barack Obama’s commerce secretary amid a grand jury investigation.

Obama’s transition office said Sunday that Obama has accepted Richardson’s withdrawal.

A federal grand jury is investigating how a California company that contributed to Richardson’s political activities won a lucrative New Mexico state contract.

Though I'd prefer Secretary for SUPERTRAINS.