Gary Locke:The Former Washington Governor May Become President Obama’s Commerce Secretary

America’s first Chinese-American governor may have been tapped to be President Obama’s commerce secretary.I told you that Obama loves “firsts”.And I love how he’s looking to include every nationality that makes up this vast “melting pot” called America! Here’s more from CNN:

“President Barack Obama’s pick for commerce secretary is likely to be former Washington Gov. Gary Locke, two administration sources told CNN Monday. Locke, 57, was the country’s first Chinese-American governor, elected to lead Washington in 1996 and re-elected in 2000.Prior to becoming governor, the Democrat served five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and one term as executive of King County, Washington. He was chairman of the House Appropriations Committee from 1989 to 1994.Locke would be Obama’s third nomination for the post. Obama’s first choice, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, withdrew his nomination in early January, citing the distraction of a federal investigation into ties to a company that has done business with his state.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

Let’s just hope that Gary Locke’s slate is clean. President Obama does not need any more nominees with financial issues!

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