Choices, choices. We all have times in our lives when we must make a difficult choice. To move or not to move. To take a new job or stay put. To have another baby or be content with the two you have.
Sometimes it's a no-brainer but more than likely we have to weigh the pros and cons and agonize a bit before we make such decisions. Then we pray for a while that we made the right one.
I was thinking about that yesterday when I heard about the Republican Senator to NH. Senator Gregg-NH is the favorite to be possibly chosen by President Obama for Secretary of Commerce. What must he be thinking? Could our new President be playing dirty pool? Why is he choosing me, a Republican, for this position? Who will replace me as Senator here in NH? How will I feel if a Democrat takes my place as Senator?
My local newspaper reported that Obama is just playing nice, reaching across the aisle to show how bi-partisan he really is by picking a Republican for this latest appointment. Is it sinister to think there may be an ulterior motive?
New Hampshire is a blue state with a Democratic governor. If a Senator in NH leaves mid-term, the Governor has sole responsiblity for filling the vacant seat. He can chose either a Democrat, Independant or a Republican as he so desires.
It seems to me that if a Republican leaves office, his seat should be filled with a Republican. Common sense. Same with a Democrat. The people voted in a particular party, leave it be until the next election.
If Senator Gregg takes this appointment, not yet offered, by Obama, it could very well mean the Republicans will no longer have a filibuster since the Democrats right now just so happen to be one shy of stopping a Republican filibuster. Coincidence?
I don't think so. I don't think it's a coincidence that Obama's looking at a Republican Senator for this position. The question is what would you do if you were Senator Gregg? What do you think he will do? If he says no, maybe Obama will move onto another Republican Senator.
What would you do? This is quite the promotion. Would you take it? Would you pass it up for the good of the Senate? Do you think the Republicans have a reason to be concerned?
I'm wondering what the other Republican Senators will think of Gregg if he does takes the position.
I know what I'd do.