Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pritzker Won't Accept Nomination for Commerce

Hyatt hotel heiress and longtime Obama confidant Penny Pritzker declined his offer to be nominated as Secretary of Commerce.

She publicly stated that she feared her business dealings might compromise her nomination. But I wonder if it has to do with her involvement with the Chicago Public Education Fund which was a successor to the Bill Ayers inspired Chicago Annenberg Challenge. I wonder if there was a connection to Ayers there and if Pritzker wasn't prepared to answer questions about it. From what little I know about her she is someone who prefers to work behind the scenes. She might not become a member of Obama's cabinet but given her wealth and ability to fundraise she will still be an important player in the Obama Administration.

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