Just before the election rumors were speculating that former ND Senator Byron Dorgan might be in line for a job in Obama’s second-term cabinet. As I noted at the time, Dorgan has been mentioned in speculation about Obama’s cabinet since 2010, and in interviews Dorgan continues to dismiss the rumors.
“Let me just tell you that speculation is a big business in Washington, D.C.,” he said in an interview with Platts TV about the rumors. “If we could find a way to price it, somebody would get rich.”
Via Aaron Flint:
Of course, if Dorgan were in consideration, he’d probably still be dismissive of the rumors. But Dorgan seems like an unlikely pick for Obama.
One might think that Dorgan would make sense for some sort of an energy-related post, bringing some energy-state credibility to the posting, but that seems like a pretty thin justification.