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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Commerce Department candidate supported abolishing Commerce Department

Obama's candidate to head the Commerce Department is Judd Gregg (R-N.H.)  Apparently, as a member of the Budget Committee, Gregg voted to abolish the Commerce Department back in 1995.

The left-wing site where I found this story reports on it like it is a bad thing, perhaps a sign of defective judgment on Obama's part ("Radical Free Trader To Head Government's Trade Enforcement Apparatus," the headline reads.)

Of course, I think it's a great sign. Government is dangerous. If we're going to have people in charge, I want them to respect that fact. Idealists too enraptured with the "goodness" of government shouldn't have any political power, for the same reason a pyromaniac shouldn't be the head of the fire department.


Oh. The Democrats aren't getting a new senator out of the deal, either.

Posted by Terrence Watson on February 3, 2009 | Permalink


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