President Obama has nominated Republican New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg to be his Secretary of Commerce. Now for all you Democrats out there, like me, who are saying BUT WAIT! ISN'T THE GOVERNOR OF NEW HAMPSHIRE A DEMOCRAT!??!!? So Doesn't that mean that a DEMOCRAT will be appointed to replace Senator Gregg, making the Democratic Senate count 60? 60 as in that magic number the Democrats need to be at in order to be filibuster proof?!?! Unfortunately no, apparently a deal was worked out to make sure that New Hampshire Governor John Lynch would be appointing a Republican to Gregg's Senate seat. And that Republican has already been appointed, her name is Bonnie Lynch and she is a former Dean of Students at the University of New Hampshire.
I know, I know Dems, this is mighty disappointing, believe me I had on my party hat last night and was in the process of hanging up streamers when sadly I was informed that the Democrats were not meant to reach the lovely number of 60 this year.
To Sam on your Third
7 years ago