Obama: ‘Commerce Secretary is a pretty good job’

By David Edwards
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 12:33 EDT
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Barack Obama announced the nomination of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as Commerce Secretary at a press conference this morning. The president-elect what he thought about opinion that said the Commerce Secretary post was a “consolation prize” for Latinos.

Obama replied, “Commerce secretary is a pretty good job.” He then indicated that Richardson may not be last Latino selected for a cabinet position or White House staff.

“I think that when people look back and see the entire slate what they will say is not only in terms of my cabinet but in terms of my White House staff, I think people are going to say this is one of the most diverse cabinets and White House staffs of all time,” said Obama

This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast Dec. 3, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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