Tuesday, February 24, 2009

WA Gov. Gary Locke Obama Pick For Commerce

The AP reports that Gary Locke -- the Chinese-American former Governor of Washington state -- is president Obama's new pic for the Secretary of Commerce. If confirmed, it would make Locke the second Asian American to head the Department of Commerce, following President Clinton's appointment of Norman Mineta in 2000. The Locke nomination, is expected to be formally announced tomorrow, would be the third nomination President Obama has made for the position.