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Bill Richardson

アメリカ大統領選に出馬したビル・リチャードソン ニューメキシコ州知事は、オバマ大統領予定者から、商務長官就任を指名されていたが、ニューメキシコ州政府と取引関係にある企業が捜査を受けているとして、それが長引くことが予想されるとして、商務長官就任を辞退する声明を発表した。同氏からの電子メールの内容である。ご参考まで。

Governor Bill Richardson
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Dear (名前を省略),

For nearly three decades, I have been honored to serve my state and our nation in
Congress, at the U.N., as Secretary of Energy and as governor. So when the President-elect asked me to serve as Secretary of Commerce, I felt a duty to answer the call.

I felt that duty particularly because America is facing such extraordinary economic
challenges. The Department of Commerce must play an important role in solving them by helping to grow the new jobs and businesses America so badly needs.

It is also because of that sense of urgency about the work of the Commerce Department that I have asked the President-elect not to move forward with my nomination at this time.

I do so with great sorrow. But a pending investigation of a company that has done business with New Mexico state government promises to extend for several weeks or, perhaps, even months.

Let me say unequivocally that I and my Administration have acted properly in all matters and that this investigation will bear out that fact. But I have concluded that the ongoing investigation also would have forced an untenable delay in the confirmation process.

Given the gravity of the economic situation the nation is facing, I could not in good
conscience ask the President-elect and his Administration to delay for one day the
important work that needs to be done.

So, for now, I will remain in the job I love, Governor of New Mexico, and will continue to
work every day, with Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish, to make a positive difference in
the lives of New Mexicans. I believe she will be a terrific governor in the future.

I appreciate the confidence President-elect Obama has shown in me, and value our
friendship and working partnership. I told him that I am eager to serve in the future in
any way he deems useful. And like all Americans, I pray for his success and the success of our beloved country.

I've included President-elect Obama's statement in response to my own:

    Statement of the President-elect:

    It's with deep regret that I accept Governor Bill Richardson's decision to withdraw
his name for nomination as the next Secretary of Commerce.

    He is an outstanding public servant and would have brought to the job of Commerce
Secretary and our economic team great insights accumulated through an extraordinary career in federal and state office.

    It is a measure of his willingness to put the nation first that he has removed himself
as a candidate for the Cabinet in order to avoid any delay in filling this important
economic post at this critical time.

    Although we must move quickly to fill the void left by Governor Richardson's decision,
I look forward to his future service to our country and in my administration.

Thank you for your past and continued support.

I look forward to putting this matter to rest and in the meantime I am preparing for the
upcoming New Mexico legislative session.



All my best wishes,

Bill Richardson
Governor of New Mexico

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