Obama nominated Judd Gregg as Commerce Secretary, but that puts him in control of the census, right? Wrong! Nope, the control isn't with the commerce department, but in the white house itself.
The director of the Census Bureau will report directly to the White House and not the secretary of Commerce, according to a senior White House official.
The decision came after black and Hispanic leaders raised questions about Commerce Secretary nominee Judd Gregg ’s commitment to funding the census.
Gregg, New Hampshire’s senior senator, voted in committee and on the floor for a 1995 Republican budget that envisioned the elimination of the Commerce Department. Of even more concern to black and Hispanic leaders, Gregg battled President Clinton over a request for “emergency” funding for the 2000 census.
Now I think politics needs to stay out of the census itself with a straight up headcount, but with Rahm running it, that won't happen. Chicago style corruption is now going nationwide.