Another Republican Bites Obama’s Outreached Hand

Republican Judd Gregg bites Obama’s hand, joining the House and Senate Republican leadership.

Judd Gregg has withdrawn from the Cabinet appointment that he actively sought, citing policy differences he says had already been discussed before he accepted the offer.

When the history of bipartisanship is written, it will be clear who torpedoed it. Hopefully the voters of New Hampshire will remember and elect a Democrat over Gregg at their next opportunity.

Update: Gregg’s live statement is a lot more graceful and gracious than his written one, citing his own need to be his own man. He also goes out of his way to praise Obama’s interest in diversity of views. He says he is unlikely to run for reelection in 2010.