Dorgan Still Denying Rumors About Cabinet Appointment

Byron Dorgan

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.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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