In an (un)stunning development Sunday, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson withdrew him name for consideration to head the Commerce Department amidst controversy surrounding his pay-to-play scandal.
"I have concluded that the ongoing investigation also would have forced an untenable delay in the confirmation process," Richardson said. "Given the gravity of the economic situation the nation is facing, I could not in good conscience ask the president-elect and his administration to delay for one day the important work that needs to be done."
Is anyone picking up a theme here? Anybody alive out there?