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Richardson withdraws as Commerce nominee

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Sunday announced that he was withdrawing his nomination to be President-elect Barack Obama's commerce secretary amid a grand jury investigation into how some of his political donors won a lucrative state contract.

Richardson's withdrawal was the first disruption of Obama's Cabinet process and the second "pay-to-play" investigation that has touched Obama's transition to the presidency. The president-elect has remained above the fray in both the case of arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the New Mexico case.

A federal grand jury is investigating how a California company that contributed to Richardson's political activities won a New Mexico transportation contract worth more than $1 million. Richardson said in a statement issued by the Obama transition office that the investigation could take weeks or months but expressed confidence it will show he and his administration acted properly.


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Notice how they always find dirt

on some little shmuck while the big guns are untouchable.

Obama is a maggot who crawled out of that same Chicago cess pool

that spawned Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel.

Maggoty Illinois Politics

I would say "good riddance"...

but they'll just replace him with another one just like him.


I wasn't too broken up about him falling on his sword.

besides Ron Paul is there

besides Ron Paul is there 1... just 1 ....politician who is honest??

"When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny."
-Thomas Jefferson

I am more concerned about the return of my money than the return on my money. --Mark Twain

Maybe, maybe not, but Sen.

Maybe, maybe not, but Sen. Vitter sure stood up and stopped the last attempt to pass the Law of the Sea treaty and Marci Kaptur has spoken long and hard about the NAU. I could easily forgive such people a personal transgression or two.





Make this a coruption thread

and list all the public officials who are being indicted

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Corrupt NeoCons are all over the place these days.

THe Rest Of The Story.
Washington, D.C., September 28, 2007 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced settled enforcement actions against two California companies for their failure to disclose a fee agreement that created a risk to investors that interest on $650 million of municipal bonds might lose its tax-exempt status. The charges against CDR Financial Products, Inc. (formerly known as Chambers, Dunhill, Rubin & Co.) and Anchor National Life Insurance Company, (now doing business under the name of AIG SunAmerica Life Assurance Company) relate to three municipal bond offerings in Florida.