Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cabinet woes continue: Annette Nazareth withdraws from key Treasury nomination

Annette Nazareth--who does not appear to have been a lobbyist--has announced she's withdrawing her name from consideration for a senior position at Treasury.

Either there's something there, or she's decided that discretion is the better part of valor, but the administration is now starting to get a snakebit look to the process of filling the cabinet.


Shirley Vandever said...

And what about Dr. Gupta ? (sp?)

He is saying, "Thanks, but no thanks".

I guess it was the huge salary cut he was going to have to make. I actually thought he would have been a cool Surgeon General.

Brian Shields said...

Maybe she wouldn't want to deal with whatever mess that place is.

Honestly, the Treasury is screwed up, and anyone in their right mind wouldn't want to be there.

Besides, the administration is going to want a Yes man, not a brain in there anyway.

So, the downward spiral will continue.

Anonymous said...

I dont remember the last new president as i was just a wee lad, but is it commone for this many nominees to bail?

Steve Newton said...

At this point anon, it's not completely off the curve, but the number of appointments is now lagging behind Clinton and Dubya after a slow start. By now both of them had all 15 cabinet appointments done; Obama has done 13.