Bill Richardson Withdraws Bid for Commerce Secretary

Bill Richardson has withdrawn his bid to be commerce secretary.

Bill Richardson on Sunday announced that he was withdrawing his nomination to be President-elect Barack Obama's commerce secretary amid a grand jury investigation into how some of his political donors won a lucrative state contract

Obama has already accepted this decision.

Bill Richardson thought U.S. trade policy was just great, supported NAFTA and also wanted to increase H-1B and other guest worker Visas.

So perhaps with this investigation of a business making large political donations and magically getting awarded large state contracts (tell me a state where this does not happen?), we might get a reprieve and have a commerce secretary interested in representing the U.S. national interest?

One can only hope [sic].

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