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Yummy ...the allegations of corruption, chicanery and loose ethics surrounding the Democrats is more delicious than I imagined, especially this early on.

First, Hot Rod Blago crashes the car that was supposed to carry the new Senate nominee to Washington, and now Obama has to give a permanent time-out to Willie Richardson over yet another scandal! Is anybody really surprised that it turns out that the New Mexico Governor is having a bit of a problem? Anybody?

Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.

WASHINGTON (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Sunday announced that he was withdrawing his nomination to be President-elect Barack Obama's commerce secretary amid a grand jury investigation into how some of his political donors won a lucrative state contract.

Richardson's withdrawal was the first disruption of Obama's Cabinet process and the second "pay-to-play" investigation that has touched Obama's transition to the presidency. The president-elect has remained above the fray in both the case of arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the New Mexico case.

A federal grand jury is investigating how a California company that contributed to Richardson's political activities won a New Mexico transportation contract worth more than $1 million. Richardson said in a statement issued by the Obama transition office that the investigation could take weeks or months but expressed confidence it will show he and his administration acted properly.

 

In this Dec. 3, 2008, file photo, President-elect Barack Obama and Commerce Secretary-designate New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson take part in a news conference in Chicago. Richardson said Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, he is withdrawing his nomination to be President-elect Barack Obama's commerce secretary amid a grand jury investigation. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)