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WSJ names Granholm as 'leading candidate' for Energy Secretary

by: LiberalLucy

Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 15:24:40 PM EST

From the Wall Street Journal:

Meanwhile, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm is a leading candidate for energy secretary, though no decision has been made.

Mr. Obama is expected to also soon name a special energy and climate change advisor post and Energy Secretary. Two other people close to the situation, said former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol Browner was to be tapped as the special energy czar and Gov. Granholm was the front-runner for the secretary position. No final decision had been made, the senior Democratic aides said.

The AP on the other hand, doesn't even mention Granholm in their latest story about possible candidates, proof that this is all just a huge guessing game from Lansing to DC. 

As I said earlier, this is the latest in a long line of speculation about Governor Granholm's future role in the new Obama Administration. Previously discussed Cabinet positions have included Labor, Attorney General, and Transportation.

Of course, any move by Granholm will make things very interesting for Lt. Gov. John Cherry, who would become an incumbent if he were to run in 2010 for the gubernatorial race. I say if, because even though it's assumed he will run, no official paperwork has been filed, despite many insiders betting their money on him as the front-runner.

Till now, we continue to wait and see, and hope that no one's holding their breath, because it could be another week or two before any other decisions are reached.

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LL -- do you believe her when she says she's not interested?
Yesterday on Bill Press' show, when he asked her about a cabinet post, she stated clearly that she was looking forward to working with a supportive president as governor of Michigan and was not interested in a cabinet post. I know they all say that, but what's your take?  Do you think she'd leave or do you think she really wants to finish what she started here.

The word here is that the Google guy (also ex-Clintoner) is going to get it.

Nothing is easier than solving a problem on the back of the poor. People who don't have lobbyists or clout.

But then again....
he Associated Press said the leading candidate is Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize winning physicist who is a Nobel Prize-winning professor of physics and molecular and cell biology at the University of California-Berkeley and has been the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 2004.

Nothing is easier than solving a problem on the back of the poor. People who don't have lobbyists or clout.

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