They Wouldn’t Act This Way If Ted Cruz Weren’t Putting Points on the Board
The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board is upset with Ted Cruz for leading a filibuster against gun control. John McCain tweeted out the Journal’s editorial in a moment of wackiness. Bill Richardson, the scandal plagued former Governor of New Mexico, says Ted Cruz can’t be called hispanic despite being hispanic because Ted Cruz isn’t a race baiter like Richardson. And now Harry Reid calls Ted | Read More »
PA Gov Ed Rendell Linked to State Pension Pay to Play Scandal
A corruption investigation of public pension funds found that nearly $2 million was given in campaign contributions to elected officials who had influence over those investments. This included donations to the Governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell, a Democrat, by Blackstone Group chairman Steven Schwarzman, whose firm managed $2.8 billion of the state’s funds and took $129 million in fees. Gov. Edward Rendell received $11,000 in | Read More »
Tags: Bill Richardson
, Ed Rendell
, Hilary Clinton
, Norman Hsu
, pay to play
, pension fund
, Stephen Schwarzman
, Steven Rattner
Hey, aren’t we supposed to have a Secretary of Commerce?
OK, I understand that it was completely unexpected* that Gov Bill Richardson (D-NM) (and author of the book Leading by Example**) might have been caught up in pay-for-play shenanigans, but he dropped out January 4th. That was over two weeks ago: why are they still vetting people? Didn’t they have a backup? You’d think that they would have had a backup for Commerce, given that | Read More »
Obama’s transition problems
Watching the news suggests that everyone’s legs are tingling. Everyone is praising Barack Obama’s smooth transition. That seems odd considering what a miserable ethical disaster it has been. Consider this list: Obama’s governor, Rod Blagojevich, was arrested for trying to sell his US Senate seat. He tried to involve the SEIU, one of Obama’s key supporters. Obama appointed a Secretary of Commerce, Bill Richardson, who | Read More »
The Change Bus Drives Off the Cliff of Insanity
The Change Bus is rapidly swerving off the cliff of insanity & Barry hasn’t even taken office yet! I mean, seriously folks, this “presidential transition” has reality show train wreck written all over it. Consider what “The One” has brought us before even taking office: 1. BLAG-O-GATE: Who among us hasn’t enjoyed the splendor of Blog-o-gate? I personally love the fact that the clown is | Read More »
Corrupt Democrats Play To Type
I argued during the general election campaign that the single most scandalously under-covered story of the campaign was Barack Obama’s thorough immersion in machine politics in Chicago. And I confidently predicted, on November 3, that Obama, if elected, would continue to be haunted in office by those and other ties to his Chicago past. But even I didn’t imagine that the continuing saga of Chicago | Read More »
Richardson withdraws as Obama’s Commerce Secretary designate
NBC News reports Obama’s Commerce Secretary designate, Governor Bill Richardson has withdrawn his name for the position, citing a pending investigation into a company that has done business with his state: Obama said Sunday he accepted Richardson’s decision to withdraw with ‘deep regret.’ “Governor Richardson is an outstanding public servant and would have brought to the job of Commerce Secretary and our economic team great | Read More »
What Did Bill Richardson Know And When Did He Know It?
Seems like Rod Blagojevich is not the only governor who might have indulged in a little pay-for-play action: New Mexico’s Gov. Bill Richardson, who is the newly named Secretary of Commerce in Obama’s about-to-be Cabinet, is also being investigated by a federal grand jury in his home state for possibly steering state bond business from the New Mexico Financial Authority toward David Rubin, a significant | Read More »
“You will never again receive the support…”
“…of the Senate of the United States for any office to which you might be appointed.” Strong words from Senator Byrd: Link here if the YouTube doesn’t load. Very strong words about…
Could diverse Obama cabinet, appointments be a good thing for the GOP in the future?
Bill Richardson (D-NM) will likely be appointed something in Obama’s cabinet like Secretary of state. Lt. Gov. Diane Denish will likely take his place as as Gov. until 2010 elections. Based on the fact she would be new, she’d have to be seen as vunerable right? She’s also white so maybe she’d lose appeal among Hispanic voters that make up a huge percentage of the | Read More »
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Bill Richardson Says Russia Should Condemn Itself
Governor Bill Richardson on the Conflict Between Russia and Georgia @ Yahoo! Video Transcript via The Hotline Richardson: “My view is that the United States — if we had a stronger relationship with Russia, we could exercise strong diplomacy to stop this effort against Georgia. We should immediately go to the United Nations Security Council, condemn Russia’s action, and then get the Security Council to | Read More »