Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Mr Governor.

So, it would appear that President-Elect Barack Obama has suffered the first set back with the resignation of one of his first major figures in his administration.

"New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has withdrawn as US President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for commerce secretary. Mr Richardson's decision was linked to a pending investigation into a company which has done business with his state. In a joint statement, Mr Obama said he had accepted Mr Richardson's decision to withdraw "with deep regret".

It won't do President-Elect Obama any damage given his impending inauguration, but a sure fire example that in politics unexpected events have the potential to knock even the best political operators off track.

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