Que? Corrupt Bill Richardson says adios to being Commerce Secretary
For a man who claims to be the agent of “change” and “hope”, and who the media calls “uber-cool” and loves posting manboob pics about on a daily basis, Obama’s “transition” to the White House has been anything but uber-cool. Most notable has been the pay to play scandal involving Blago, and possibly Obama and/or Rahm Emanuel. Well add another crook to the of Obama’s pals. Some of you may remember last month the story about the federal investigtion regarding Bill Richardson’s connections to a consultancy already linked to a pay-for-play scandal in Alabama. Well it looks like the “pollos” of Bill Richardson’s pay-to-play scandal have come home to roost. More than likely the first of many ethics-tainted Obama nominations to go down in flames. Adios, Bill. Even the MSM can’t hide this one:
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 Bill Richardson, tapped in December by President-elect Barack Obama to serve as secretary of Commerce, has withdrawn his name for the position, citing a pending investigation into a company that has done business with his state.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. “But I have concluded that the ongoing investigation also would have forced an untenable delay in the confirmation process.”
Watch the following video, by our beloved Andrea Mitchell. Notice how glum she appears to be: