Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New where were we? Oh yes...

The first major setback to Obama's campaign came today when New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson announced his withdrawal from consideration for Commerce secretary. The official reason for Obama accepting Richardson's withdrawal is because the investigation will not be done soon enough before Richardson goes before he is put to the fire in Senate confirmation hearings.

The unofficial version is that despite his claims of innocence, Richardson likely has some unwanted skeleton in the closet that Obama would rather not have to deal with. After all, if everything that you were doing was above reproach, certainly you could convince anyone to just stick it out and wait for the results of the investigation to officially clear you. Barring that, it seems Obama is wise to not get into anything that could mar his facade of holiness and perfection.

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