Rendell Quashes Commerce Sec Rumors
By Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor
With all of the new jobs held by Ed Rendell, perhaps it’s easy to see why yesterday’s buzz that the former Gov might be President Obama’s next pick for Commerce Secretary caught on so quickly.
“We have no idea how those rumors began,” Kirstin Snow told PoliticsPA. “The Governor has not had any conversations about the topic, nor does he have interest in the position.”
Rendell would certainly liven up an otherwise unspectacular cabinet department (quick, name the current Secretary of Commerce), but sources who have talked career decisions with the Governor say it contradicts what they’ve heard from him.
“He wants to make money, so I’d be shocked,” said one source when asked about the rumors.