Friday, March 20, 2009

343. More News

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.

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