Tuesday, December 16, 2008

No to Obama on Trade Job

Ummm, someone said NO.

The race for Democratic caucus vice chair is over -- before it began. Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) has declined to take the position of U.S. Trade Representative, his spokeswoman, Fabiola Rodriguez-Ciampoli, confirms to The Crypt.

Becerra broke the news to the Spanish-language outlet La Opinion, saying that he was concerned that trade would not be a top priority for the Obama administration.

One would hope with all the jobs that have been lost in this country, that trade issues which are tilted heavily to outsourcing jobs in this country, should be a very important issue for the Obama Administration going forward.

One has to just look at the monthly unemployment numbers and how we lost the manufacturing hold in this country.
Rep. Xavier Becerra tells the editorial board of La Opinion that he has turned down the job of U.S. trade representative, having concluded -- trade watchers take note -- that trade won't be the first, second, or third priority of the Obama administration.

Wow. Just wow.

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