Senator Judd Gregg (Republican from New Hampshire) may just currently be the most powerful man in America. He is the one who could keep the United States from not only having a Democrat Supermajority, impervious to any attempts by the GOP to filibuster, but also the man who could very well disallow our nation's slide into a feeding frenzy for socialists. As a Republican, it is so flattering to be offered a job of this caliber (Secretary of Commerce) in a Democratic administration. He should be proud and honored that his diligence and hard work in the senate has been recognized. However, he has a greater responsibility...to the American people. Surely he has studied socialism in his career. Truely he must know the offer is a deceptively attractive lure...a means to an end by the "Chess Master" and his followers. The replacement senator's appointment would fall to a Democrat, Governor John Lynch. Lynch could name either a Democrat or a "caretaker" Republican without political ambitions beyond 2010. As a United States Senator, Gregg will always be around to give advice should President Obama need it. If Senator Gregg's costly retention of his 2010 Senate seat is giving him cause for concern, he should forget about it. New Hampshire constituents, millions of Americans, and history will not forget the sacrifice he made... putting country over self...should he decline the cabinet seat. Senator Gregg has a chance to be a true hero...and a patriot!
Note: We are still fighting for our rights and freedoms under the Constitution. Patriots of influence abound in the most unlikely places...and in every decade of America's history.
May God bless America...and may America deserve it!
Zanne Booker 02-02-09