Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Bush's consumer nominee withdraws

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush's pick to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission withdrew his nomination Wednesday amid strong opposition from some Senate Democrats.

The White House said it was reluctantly accepting the decision by Michael Baroody after "some members in the Senate rushed to judgment."

Baroody is a lobbyist for the National Association of Manufacturers, and his critics on Capitol Hill said he would not provide the leadership the agency needed in order to protect consumers.

Democrats also had raised questions about a $150,000 payment that Baroody would have received when he left the lobbying group.

And you helped!! Pat yourself on the back.

Now we've just got to keep an eye out on those "recess appointments".


At 12:44 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

LOVE it when he caves!!

At 11:37 PM, Blogger merlallen said...

Recess appointment time.


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