Sunday, January 04, 2009

The First Crook Resigns

The Obama administration has received the resignation of Bill Richardson even before he has had a chance to be sworn in.

(CNN) -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is withdrawing his nomination to be commerce secretary, citing the distraction of a federal investigation into ties to a company that has done business with his state.

Two Democratic officials told CNN the investigation involves a California company that won municipal bond business in New Mexico after contributing money to various Richardson causes.

In a statement Sunday, Richardson said he asked Obama "not to move forward" with his nomination now.
One crook down. How many more "distractions" to go?

Cross Posted at Classical Values

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