Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Did Obama Ignore Richardson's Previous Dealings?

MotherJones.com reports that the Obama Transition team should've been aware of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's dubious dealings prior to nominating him for the post of Commerce Secretary. Richardson is presently involved in a potential pay for play scandal, and apparently has had other potential shady dealings.

Perhaps the vetting process wasn't as thorough as possible, but once the Obama Team caught wind of potential problems, they probably told Richardson to remove his name from consideration so that they could cut their losses.

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