Skip to comments.Reports: Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm in running for Obama cabinet position (again)
Posted on 02/11/2013 3:09:43 AM PST by equaviator
LANSING, MI -- Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who burst onto the national stage in September with a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention, may soon be back in the spotlight.
CNN and Politco report that Granholm is being considered for a cabinet post in the Obama administration.
The president recently nominated Sen. John Kerry to serve as secretary of state, and word broke this weekend that he plans to address two looming vacancies by nominating former Sen. Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense and counterterrorism advisor John Brennan to head the Central Intelligence Agency.
More vacancies may pop up in the near future. Politico reports that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson are expected to depart. Attorney General Eric Holder has not made his plans clear.
Politico also reports that Granholm, along with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and outgoing North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad, are part of "a growing list of people the administration is looking to find spots for." The report suggests Granholm might be a fit for attorney general should Holder leave.
Carole Polan Love, a spokeswoman for the former governor, declined to comment on the cabinet speculation, noting that Granholm "is currently focused on winding down her Current TV show and at this point, we don't know much about what's next."
Granholm announced last week that she would be leaving the cable network, which was sold to Qatar-based Al Jazeera. Her show launched in January of 2012.
Cabinet speculation is nothing new for Granholm. She's twice been linked to the energy secretary position, first in 2008 when Obama began setting up his first-term cabinet and again in 2010 when rumors swirled that Chu may resign.
Granholm, who continues to teach at the University of California-Berkley, briefly served as a senior advisor on clean energy policy for the Pew Charitable Trusts, but resigned the position to work on television. She's also written about energy policy for the Huffington Post.
Before working as Michigan governor from 2003 through 2010, Granholm served as the state's attorney general.
She screwed up Michigan must be she would like to ruin the USA..
She has all the credentials to attract Zero.. like everybody else he has appointed..
If Zero likes you, you have ten pole marks all over you..
Obama would not like me because I’m a better golfer, bowler, baseball and basketball player than he is.
Anyone seen that video of Jennifer Granholm on “The Dating Game” show?
Sound quality is bad but it’s pretty funny anyway.
The phony halfrican continues to surround himself with others that resemble his ‘core beliefs.’ All are idiotic progressive socialist scum. Grandholm is especially well qualified and may asssist the liar in finishing off America. She did an admirable job on Michigan.
The commie bitch must be running out of the money she stole from Michiganders.
Because she did such a wonderful job for Michiganders...
As my family folowed the moving van out of Michigan after 46 years of living there, we had large bumper stickers on our cars that read “Another Michigan Family BLOWN AWAY. Thanks Jenny.”
That should tell you enough about my feelings toward that useless piece of political excrement.
She promised for years, but I never saw any of that ‘blow you’ action.
You mean the speech that she delivered $hit-faced drunk off her ass ? That's our Jennie Grandstand. Canadian Trash at its finest.
From now on, whenever I hear Bob Seger’s “Beautiful Loser”, I’ll think of Jennifer Granholm.