Sen. Gregg Withdraws as Commerce Secretary Nominee, Citing Conflicts - First 100 Days of Presidency - Politics FOXNews.com: "Republican Sen. Judd Gregg withdrew his nomination to be President Obama's commerce secretary on Thursday, citing 'irresolvable conflicts' over issues like the economic stimulus package and the census."
If he had stayed on he would have gone down in history as the ultimate stooge for the Democrats. Not only was his defection moving perilously close to a 60 vote Democrat filibuster-proof majority. Add the fact that Obama took the Census away from him, which would have set up the Democrats to control national and state politics for ten years. Gregg saved himself from making Benedict Arnold look like George Washington--at least in Republican Party lore.