Sunday, January 4, 2009

Weekend Update - Richardson Out as Commerce Secretary

MSNBC has the details. Apparently Richardson's administration is being investigated by a federal grand jury in New Mexico* as to the awarding of a $1 billion New Mexico state contract to a California company that had made political contributions to Richardson.

At first glance this seems like the kind of thing that the vetting process is supposed to cover. Not surprisingly the transition team (involving so many more people from so many camps) appears to not be operating at the same level as Obama's campaign.

(via TPM)

* an earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that the grand jury was based in California.

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