[I]t has become apparent during this process that this will not work for me as I have found that on issues such as the stimulus package and the Census there are irresolvable conflicts for me. Prior to accepting this post, we had discussed these and other potential differences, but unfortunately we did not adequately focus on these concerns. We are functioning from a different set of views on many critical items of policy.Gee, who could have foreseen that coming from a million fucking miles away?!
Obviously the President requires a team that is fully supportive of all his initiatives.
I greatly admire President Obama and know our country will benefit from his leadership, but at this time I must withdraw my name from consideration for this position.
Bill Richardson was a bust. Judd Gregg was a joke. Can't wait to see who
Ah, well. It's not like the Commerce Department is important in the middle of a gigantic economic clusterfucktastrophe, anyway.