Author Topic: Bad news for commercial space? Richardson withdraws as Commerce Sec.  (Read 1316 times)

Offline spacedem

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Bill Richardson has withdrawn his nomination for Commerce Secretary, removing a potential strong voice for space advocacy from the new administration.  Space politics has linkage.

http://www.spacepolitics.com/2009/01/04/richardson-withdraws-commerce-nomination/

This is very unfortunate, to say the least.


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Why are there comments about space politics "getting this first" when it clearly links to http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28493919/ which obviously is breaking the news??

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Bill Richardson has withdrawn his nomination for Commerce Secretary, removing a potential strong voice for space advocacy from the new administration.  Space politics has linkage.

http://www.spacepolitics.com/2009/01/04/richardson-withdraws-commerce-nomination/

This is very unfortunate, to say the least.



Very sad when I heard this.  Richardson is one of the most experienced politicians out there and very easily could have been picked for Sec. of State.  I do hope his space influence is able to continue with the upcoming administration however.
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He will be involved.

He did not want to slow down Obama's supposed change movement with the investigation however.

In terms of politics if he believes Obama's plan. He did the right thing.

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