Poor Barack. He sure is having a tough time with his appointments. First, Bill Richardson. Second, Tim Geithner. Then, Tom Daschle. Now it's Sen. Judd Gregg turning down the appointment as Commerce Sec'y because of policy differences. Who is vetting these people? Between this and the unexpected opposition to the stimulus package, he's off to a rough start. But as someone once told me, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and you can bet the bank (no pun intended) that Obama's learning a lot from all of this and as such he's going to be an even better president.
By the way, just as an aside, did you see Obama's last press conference. Wasn't it nice to finally hear a president be able to string together more than 2 sentences without tripping all over his tongue and then grinning like an idiot after everything he says??