New Mexico’s Gov. Bill Richardson, who is the newly named Secretary of Commerce in Obama’s about-to-be Cabinet, is also being investigated by a federal grand jury in his home state for possibly steering state bond business from the New Mexico Financial Authority toward David Rubin, a significant campaign contributor, according to an NBC News report, among others.
Lousy actions for a governor to take, but isn’t this pretty much what a Commerce Secretary is supposed to do? Sounds like Ron Brown redux to me. Embarrassing, but effective!