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Thefishwrap
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Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 3:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

WSJ reports:

Meanwhile, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm is a leading candidate for energy secretary, though no decision has been made, two other people close to the situation said.

http://online.wsj.com/article/ SB122893698047595329.html?mod= rss_Politics_And_Policy

Thoughts? I didn't think she would leave given the state of the state...
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Gene
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Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 6:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What am I missing? Steven Chu is the choice for energy secretary.
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Detx
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Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 6:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Damn, if Granholm were given the post, the green dollars surely would have flowed into MI. Here's to hoping she'll still be in Obama's ear throughout his term.
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Bigb23
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Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 7:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, look what Gov. Engler did in his stint for the same post for the Energy Dept.
And then go on to lead the manufacturing lobbyists.
Please don't put him in charge of the Treasury. OOPS - too late, we already had a man of action there.
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Detroitej72
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Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 9:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Or what about Bush putting Spencer Abraham in charge of a department he was in favor of eliminating, truly a stroke of genius!
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1kielsondrive
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Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 10:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes! Get her outta' here!
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 10:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A new energy sec. was already chosen when thefishwrap made this thread.
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Lefty2
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Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 11:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thank god she didn't get the appointment, know i have some respect for obama.
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Newport1128
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Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 1:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Please let her stay in Michigan! Why? Imagine Governor John Cherry for the next two years.
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Gistok
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Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 4:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is it just me, or does John Cherry remind anyone else of the character on the former TV show "Wings"... the competing airline owner Roy Biggins! :-)
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Bobl
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Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 5:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Feiger wants it. Cox wants it. Does Cherry really want it? I think Tim Skubic (sp?) should get the job!
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Jnot
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Posted on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 7:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Even if she's not up for Energy, there's still a fair amount of talk that she might nab Labor Sec http://www.washingtonpost.com/ wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11 /30/AR2008113002039.html
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 2:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gistok,

Two words for who Cherry reminds me of: Wilford Brimley

I know Granholm is angling for a job (she's doing it so obviously that she comes off looking needy and pitiful, really), but because of the aforementioned way she's going about it, I don't see the administration wanting to take her. If we're to match her skills to a cabinet post, the only one she'd have had any experience in is attorney general, and that's already filled. I know that's not always a consideration for cabinet posts (matching skill with the position), but I'm having a hard time seeing her fitting in anywhere in an Obama administration, to be honest. I'm one of her supporters, and if she knows what's best for her and the state, she'll stay the hell out of Washington with all of the sh%t about to go down.
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Eastsidedame
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 4:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Please make her Ambassador to Canada. Perfect!
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Gumby
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 7:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

John Cherry would make a fine Governor. While I admit I laughed a little bit with the comparison to Roy from Wings, but is that really the direction we want this forum to go? Lets assume he is going to suck because he looks like that one guy. Give me a break. I have had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Cherry several times and he is a bright and thoughtful individual. My friend's family are close friends with the Cherry's which is odd because my friends family are staunch Neo-Cons but whatever. But lets not go the way of that other site and attack people based on stupid stuff.
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 8:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Huh? No one has said a bad thing about Cherry. What are you talking about?
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Gumby
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 8:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Please let her stay in Michigan! Why? Imagine Governor John Cherry for the next two years.



Newport1128 said that above.

maybe i overreacted a little bit. I saw the comments about cherry after reading that so I put them together and it looks like a little Cherry bashing to me.
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Gene
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 8:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Since when has bashing elected officials been off limits. Seems it depends on who's ox is being gored.

Has anyone noticed that Bush has been blamed for just about every problem that has been discussed on this forum with no one becoming sensitive?

Lets stop all the bashing, and look for solutions to the many problems we are facing.

And Don Cherry does look like Roy from Wings.
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East_detroit
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 9:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Interesting cognitive slip. When you were thinking "Wings" you typed "Don Cherry", thinking Red Wings?
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Gene
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 9:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Funny, I had just checked the Wings score prior posting.

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