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New Details Emerge About Gov's Mystery Announcement (Gov is MIA)
KIRO TV (Seattle) ^ | 1/5/09

Posted on 01/05/2009 10:35:14 PM PST by llevrok

SEATTLE -- Gov. Chris Gregoire has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning that's shrouded in secrecy, but KIRO 7 Eyewitness News has learned that she will not announce that she's joining the Obama Administration.

The governor's office said Monday that Gregoire is out of state. She canceled an Olympia speaking engagement set for Tuesday, and she will make an announcement Tuesday at 10 a.m. via satellite to local reporters.

A number of bloggers speculated the governor would be named as president-elect Obama's Commerce Secretary after New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson withdrew from the running. An Obama spokesman, Robert Gibbs, denied that.

Representatives of the governor's office have said she would not be taking any position with the new administration.

The governor was on a flight from Sea-Tac to Ronald Reagan National Airport on Sunday, a spokesman for Whatcom County told the Bellingham Herald.

Joe Bates, who is in Maryland for training paid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told the Herald he was on the same flight and sat several seats away from the governor.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: bho2008; gregoire; obama; obamaregime; obamateam; obamatransitionfile
The state of my wallet is safer when she is missing like this.
1 posted on 01/05/2009 10:35:14 PM PST by llevrok
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To: llevrok

She’s probably just there to beg for bailout money like the other Dem states.


2 posted on 01/05/2009 10:37:10 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: sionnsar

WA ping


3 posted on 01/05/2009 10:39:08 PM PST by llevrok (Feral Conservative)
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To: Cementjungle

Perhaps she is providing expert advice on how to steal an election?


4 posted on 01/05/2009 10:42:42 PM PST by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: llevrok
she got us into a 6 billion dollar deficit after wasting a great economy for years.....she'll fit right in with barry....

who would be our gov. then?....what does it matter though....the stupid voters will just vote for another idiot like Gregoire....

5 posted on 01/05/2009 10:43:42 PM PST by cherry
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To: SubMareener
Perhaps she is providing expert advice on how to steal an election?

For Obama this should be a cabinet level position.

6 posted on 01/05/2009 10:46:53 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: llevrok

Hope for this surprise announcement:

Ladies and Gentleman..

“I have the birth certificate”
Mr Obama..You have some explaining to do!


7 posted on 01/05/2009 10:49:48 PM PST by OL Hickory (Where is the America I knew as a boy?)
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To: llevrok

We should be so lucky that she would up and leave the state.


8 posted on 01/05/2009 11:20:56 PM PST by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: llevrok
Joe Bates, who is in Maryland for training paid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told the Herald he was on the same flight and sat several seats away from the governor.

Did he say anything about slipping into his hazmat suit as soon as he saw her boarding the plane?

I woulda just handed her a broom, directions, some goggles and a big sign that read "If you can read this sign, the witch fell off"

9 posted on 01/05/2009 11:51:52 PM PST by 4woodenboats
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To: llevrok
10 am???

Never mind.


10 posted on 01/05/2009 11:55:40 PM PST by gunnyg
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To: llevrok
I can imagine Gregoire begging Zero to make her Secretary of Commerce. This would take the heat off her for the work she needs to do to bring Washington State out of economic disaster. It was because of her lack of leadership that put Washington State in a $4.6 billion budget deficit.

Gregoire is under the gun to perform in Washington State. By vacating her office as Governor, and running to Washington DC to get a cabinet position, takes the huge mess off her back.

Pleeeeeeese Baaaaaraaaak! Take her.

11 posted on 01/06/2009 12:35:36 AM PST by jonrick46
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To: SubMareener
Perhaps she is providing expert advice on how to steal an election?

I she currently in MN?

12 posted on 01/06/2009 12:45:40 AM PST by highlander_UW (The only difference between the MSM and the DNC is the MSM sells ad space in their propaganda)
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To: llevrok

Can’t be Secty of Commerce — that’s a Hispanic seat. /sarc


13 posted on 01/06/2009 1:40:48 AM PST by DesertDreamer ("I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: llevrok

did she call Blago?


14 posted on 01/06/2009 2:16:35 AM PST by blueplum
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To: 4woodenboats

Make that a bucking broom.


15 posted on 01/06/2009 2:20:56 AM PST by Hanna548 (s)
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To: llevrok

Isn’t she the one who conducted a drag-out fight over the election result?

Now she wants to jump ship?


16 posted on 01/06/2009 4:47:24 AM PST by relictele
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To: llevrok

IIRC, the investigation that nailed Blago is being carried out in many more states, not just IL. I wonder if WA mightn’t be one of them.


17 posted on 01/06/2009 7:20:05 AM PST by Roccus (Someday it'll all make sense.............maybe.)
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To: llevrok

She is very ill and leaving. Cancer..... that’s by bet


18 posted on 01/06/2009 7:36:04 AM PST by dennisw (On the 31st floor a gold plated door won't keep out the Lord's burning rage ---FBB)
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To: Libertina; RedinaBlue; trustandhope; SoldierMedic; Global2010; Keith Brown; torqemada; WKL815; ...
Thanks to llevrok for the ping.

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Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

19 posted on 01/06/2009 9:25:47 AM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: llevrok

Mystery solved:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420ap_wa_gregoire_iraq.html

“Gov. Chris Gregoire in Iraq visiting troops”


20 posted on 01/06/2009 9:31:03 AM PST by SoldierMedic (Rowan Walter, 23 Feb 2007 Ramadi)
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To: dennisw

Actually....that thought crossed my mind....I never think she looks very healthy...


21 posted on 01/06/2009 10:04:09 AM PST by goodnesswins (Tell the truth - GOEBBELIZATION (propaganda) is what many voters suffer from.....)
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To: goodnesswins

she looks ill always has .... v dark circles under her eyes


22 posted on 01/06/2009 10:48:07 AM PST by dennisw (On the 31st floor a gold plated door won't keep out the Lord's burning rage ---FBB)
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To: dennisw

Anyone see the broadcast?


23 posted on 01/06/2009 12:32:03 PM PST by freebird5850 (O-Bomb-a, the sleeper cell that slipped by all of us.)
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To: dennisw
She is very ill and leaving. Cancer..... that’s by bet

That thought crossed my mind, too. Flying to Reagan Airport to go to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda?

-PJ

24 posted on 01/06/2009 12:36:03 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

More likely to go to a closer cancer center,,Mayo, HOuston, Sloan.

I have cancer and people said I had never looked as good as I did the day I was diagnosed. Sometimes you can’t tell by looking. Especially Ovarian Cancer.

Ladies listen up,,read up on the subtle symptoms and don’t get fooled. It is advanced when diagnosed because docs miss it and patients do to,,no big symptoms like weight loss. In fact you gain weight and your waist gets bigger and all you feel is fatigue.


26 posted on 01/06/2009 12:40:33 PM PST by cajungirl (no)
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To: llevrok

Darn it! They found her in Iraq. Even worse news is that she will not be leaving our state for a position in the Obama administration. Oh well we might survive another four years.


27 posted on 01/06/2009 3:51:31 PM PST by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: Vicki
Ha! Yeah, I was all ready for Brad Owen. He's not too bad, for a D.

What is funny - but not surprising - is that a bunch of news reporters are whining that her staff lied to them about her whereabouts (saw this on orbusmax.com). As if they could have kept a secret!!

28 posted on 01/06/2009 4:34:32 PM PST by llevrok (Feral Conservative)
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