Hilda Solis still twisting slowly, slowly in the wind
Amid threats of a Republican hold on Labor Secretary nominee Hilda Solis, President Obama has asked a top department official to serve as Acting Labor Secretary until she's confirmed. Edward Hugler, currently the deputy assistant secretary for administration, has spent more than 30 years in a variety of functions in the department.
Solis's fate is unclear. ...
The news of a temporary appointment comes on the day that Labor begins a massive public campaign to pressure Congress to speed up its consideration of EFCA.
Meanwhile, we turn the Department of Commerce over to... those same Republicans.
Garcon, more oatmeal raisin cookies!