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    Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary

    Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary

    New Mexico governor cites pending investigation of business dealings

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, tapped in December by President-elect Barack Obama to serve as secretary of Commerce, has withdrawn his name for the position, citing a pending investigation into a company that has done business with his state.

    "Let me say unequivocally that I and my Administration have acted properly in all matters and that this investigation will bear out that fact," he said Sunday in a report by NBC News' Andrea Mitchell. "But I have concluded that the ongoing investigation also would have forced an untenable delay in the confirmation process."

    A federal grand jury is investigating how a California company that contributed to Richardson's political activities won a lucrative New Mexico state contract.

    Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary - Politics- msnbc.com

    OBL 11/24/02

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    Re: Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary

    Is there anyone associated with Obama not under investigation?
    Rahm, Blago, Richardson, Hillary, rezko...

    Sheesh.
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    Re: Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Is there anyone associated with Obama not under investigation?
    Rahm, Blago, Richardson, Hillary, rezko...

    Sheesh.
    I know that's right!

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    Re: Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Is there anyone associated with Obama not under investigation?
    Rahm, Blago, Richardson, Hillary, rezko...

    Sheesh.
    You're right... shades of Bush, and that's not change.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary

    Do not think Pelosi is under investigation-------------------------YET?

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    Re: Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    You're right... shades of Bush, and that's not change.
    Bush had to deal with politically charged BS.. plame anyone?

    At least he'd been in office, Obama hasn't even taken the oath yet and all ready his "trusted people" are under the lens. Well, I guess this REALLY IS Clintons third term eh?
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    Re: Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Bush had to deal with politically charged BS.. plame anyone?

    At least he'd been in office, Obama hasn't even taken the oath yet and all ready his "trusted people" are under the lens. Well, I guess this REALLY IS Clintons third term eh?
    Oh, yes...of course! Tom DeLay is a victim, and Clinton is guilty as hell!
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary

    Is this part of his master plan to make it seem incredibly likely that he's guilty of some wrongdoing? Because I don't see how this does anything other than that.
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    Re: Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary

    Right now there are Democratic operatives busily hunting for anything they can find to use against a Republican official. You will see really petty stuff being thrown against the wall to try to offset the damage this revelation about Richardson will do.

    Is it to Obama's credit that he didn't choose Richardson for a higher position?

    Or just the way it worked out?

    OBL 11/24/02

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    Re: Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Is there anyone associated with Obama not under investigation?
    Rahm, Blago, Richardson, Hillary, rezko...

    Sheesh.
    You sound so pathetically desperate. I pity you.

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