Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Granholm Being Vetted for Labor? (Updated)

Rumors abound in the rumor mill; I was rooting for Energy myself.

This is the first report of actual vetting (that I know of) of Granholm for a cabinet position. From the WSJ, in a story about Mary Beth Maxwell-

But Maxwell faces one big hurdle: star power. Given the wattage of Hillary Rodham Clinton at State, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano at Homeland Security, New York Fed President Timothy Geithner at Treasury, and Robert Gates continuing on as secretary of defense, many union leaders believe they need someone of more stature, such as a governor, even if that governor doesn’t have the liberal and activist credentials of Maxwell. Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius are being vetted for the job, along with Maxwell.

Energy. En-er-gy. But whatever makes everyone happy is cool with me.

UPDATE: Well, maybe not. I hear that the Republicans are all in a tizzy about this, so I thought that I would publish the update as well-

But the Democratic governor told reporters in a conference call Tuesday she's "not aware" that she's being vetted for any position in the Obama administration.

Doesn't matter what happens, the MI-GOP still doesn't have a thing to offer to society, so they will continue to freak out about Granholm. You would think the last two elections would have taught them a lesson...