I think it show great effort on the part of President Obama.
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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has nominated Republican Sen. Judd Gregg to be Commerce secretary. Obama announced the nomination at the White House.
If confirmed, Gregg would be the third Republican in the Democrat's Cabinet, joining Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
It was the last open spot in the senior ranks of the Obama administration.
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Answer by gemgem at 11:22 AM on Feb. 3, 2009
anon actually he said he would not accept it if it meant giving democrats another seat in the senate, but since his replacement is almost certain Lynch to be a Republican, probably Bonnie Newman. She is a veteran of the Reagan White House who served as Gregg's chief of staff during his House tenure he will not have a problem accepting it
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Answer by blessed5x at 11:27 AM on Feb. 3, 2009
.............(continued)...............Under Senate rules, the Democrats, led by Harry Reid, must come up with 60 votes to stop the Republican filibuster. That’s why Obama and his allies are launching an all-out effort to pressure several liberal Republicans to cross over and vote for the package. The Democrats also are worried about several conservatives in their party who are up for re-election in 2010 and just might not want to vote for such an outrageous bill.
Always an ulterior motive for NObama!
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