Skip to comments.New Details Emerge About Gov's Mystery Announcement (Gov is MIA)
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.
She’s probably just there to beg for bailout money like the other Dem states.
Perhaps she is providing expert advice on how to steal an election?
who would be our gov. then?....what does it matter though....the stupid voters will just vote for another idiot like Gregoire....
For Obama this should be a cabinet level position.
Hope for this surprise announcement:
Ladies and Gentleman..
“I have the birth certificate”
Mr Obama..You have some explaining to do!
We should be so lucky that she would up and leave the state.
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"
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.
I she currently in MN?
Can’t be Secty of Commerce — that’s a Hispanic seat. /sarc
did she call Blago?
Make that a bucking broom.
Isn’t she the one who conducted a drag-out fight over the election result?
Now she wants to jump ship?
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.
She is very ill and leaving. Cancer..... that’s by bet
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“Gov. Chris Gregoire in Iraq visiting troops”
Actually....that thought crossed my mind....I never think she looks very healthy...
she looks ill always has .... v dark circles under her eyes
Anyone see the broadcast?
That thought crossed my mind, too. Flying to Reagan Airport to go to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda?
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.
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.
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!!
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