Friday, January 30, 2009

Gregg for Commerce?

Via TPM, The Hill is reporting that Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) is being considered for the position of Secretary of Commerce to replace New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson who withdrew his name earlier this month.

That would accomplish a few things: it would complete the Obama cabinet, it would put another Republican in there to show more “team of rivals” spirit, and it would mean that Mr. Gregg’s replacement would be appointed by Gov. John Lynch, who is a Democrat. Chances are he would appoint a Democrat to the post, and — oh, by the way — it would increase the number of Democrats in the Senate to 60, if you count Al Franken of Minnesota.

I’m sure that last thought never occurred to anyone.