It’s Bill Richardson’s turn to join the Obama administration

Bill Richardson gets the nod as Commerce Secretary today:

President-elect Barack Obama will name New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to head the Commerce Department at a news conference today in Chicago, according to transition sources.

Richardson will appear alongside Obama at 11:40 a.m. Eastern time, and his nomination will mark the latest in a series of moves by the president-elect to put his Cabinet in place well before he takes office Jan. 20.

And, as a sign of the GOP desperation, check out the criticism of Richardson from the RNC:

Alex Conant, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, used the Richardson pick to criticize Obama for picking numerous people with ties to Bill Clinton. “The Clinton band is getting back together,” Conant said. “Nothing says change like picking the Clinton administration’s energy secretary and U.N. representative to be commerce secretary.”

Wow, Alex Conant, that’s so tough. Most Americans, even a lot of GOPers, would welcome a return to the economy of Bill Clinton instead of the one George Bush and his cronies have foisted on us. And I bet, most Americans, including lot of GOPers, are very happy that Obama is bringing in a seasoned and competent team to get this nation back on track. The RNC is pathetic.

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