The Senate Commerce Committee approved Gary Locke as Secretary of Commerce.
The reports on him are decidely mixed. The full Senate vote is expected to be pro forma--approval on the basis of the Committee report.
No doubt one of his first --and probably least troublesome, at least to him-- duties will be to join the Secretary of Interior in creating an Advisory Council for the Marianas Marine Monument.
Deadline looming (first week of April, I think.) We can hope for the best.
But here's what bothers me:
That smile... even the eyes...
Photo of Benigno Fitial taken from Wikipedia; Photo of Gary Locke from AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta.