Friday, November 14, 2008
Grijalva or Richardson for Secretary of Interior
UPDATE, 11/21: Many reports that Richardson may be Commerce Sec.
TUCSON -- US Rep. Raul Grijalva and Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico are my 1 and 2 picks for Interior Secretary in the Obama-Biden administration.
If Grijalva gets the position, his Congressional seat would likely be filled by another progressive Democrat. If Richardson goes to Washington, Lt. Governor Diane Denish (D) would take over as Governor of New Mexico.
Other good candidates for Interior include: John Leshy, former DoI Solicitor General under Clinton, US Rep. George Miller (D-CA), former Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, and US Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA), who sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.