According to CNN (hat tip to Katherine Jean Lopez at The Corner) http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/02/judd.gregg.commerce/index.html Senator Gregg has accecpted the offer to become Commerce Secretary. I hope this isn’t true. But if is it, it is outrageous and a great disservice to the country if we get a Democrat Senator or a liberal Republican who won’t support filibustering bad legislation.
I don’t blame President Obama for offering the position but I can’t believe Senator Gregg even considered it. Governor Gilmore selected several Democrats from the state Senate when he was first elected Governor in 1997. When Republicans won special elections, they finally took over the state Senate. I always thought the Democrats who accepted the appointments sold their party out but thought it was a brilliant move by Governor Gilmore. If this is true, I fear Senator Gregg just gave away any ability we had to filibuster the worst legislation the Democrats try to pass.