The Cold Calculations of Judd Gregg

A few months ago, Judd Gregg volunteered himself as symbol of Republican cooperation with the incoming Democratic president, offering to leave the Senate for an unglamorous Cabinet post in the Obama administration.
 
The new president signed off on the idea and, on February 3, formally named Gregg as his nominee for Commerce secretary.  Gregg heaped thanks and praise on Obama, and saluted his “bold and aggressive, effective and comprehensive plan for how we can get this country moving.” Back in New Hampshire, the Democratic governor picked a Republican, a former Gregg aide named Bonnie Newman, to replace him for the balance of his Senate term, due to expire at the end of 2010.

The Cold Calculations of Judd Gregg