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Is this showing bi-partisan?

Obama names GOP governor as China envoy

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:51 PM on May. 16, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It's not bi-partisan. It's getting rid of a republican governor so there is a chance to get a democrat in the office. I wish the governor had said no. He has an obligation to the people who elected him and should fulfull his terms before taking another job.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 2:29 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • It is bi-partisan. He's giving a republican a chance to do something important . I think he's doing a pretty reasonable job so far of reaching across the aisle.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:51 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • Huntsman is a RINO.

    Utah is still conservative enough that there's very little chance of getting a non-republican governor...it's really just a matter of if we get a true conservative or another RINO in place.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • Yeah, I don't think it was a ploy to get a democrat Governor in. Obama himself skipped campaigning in Utah because he saw it as pointless. Even though a few cities elect democrats, Utah as a state consistently votes Republican.

    Removing Huntsman, who often catered to liberal policies, really gives him a risk of getting a real conservative in place instead.

    So I would call it bi-partisanship, but not with a real conservative, still, considering how far to the left Obama is, I think this was a pretty big stretch for him.


    mogencreative

    Answer by mogencreative at 5:05 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • jesse123456....would you have said that if Sarah Palin had won? has an obligation to the people who elected him and should fulfull his terms before taking another


    instead of him replace it with her


     

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:10 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • Anon 5:10 -you're really comparing apples and oranges there. A governor quitting his position is no longer serving the constituents who elected him if he goes on to be a foreign ambassador. A governor quitting her position to become VP of the USA is still serving her constituents from a higher level along with many others.

    Fortunately it's a moot point anyway since she is now back in Alaska and we can relax until the next time she's set loose on the world.
    RhondaVeggie

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 9:33 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • But does anyone wonder what the connection is?

    Last week Obama's campaign advisor says the person he fears most in the 2012 election is governor Huntsman.

    The next thing we know, this appointment happens.

    I'm not saying the connection has to be sinister, or praiseworthy, but there has to be some connection.
    mogencreative

    Answer by mogencreative at 10:40 PM on May. 16, 2009

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