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Top 10 Ways Richardson Subtly Turned Down the Secretary Nom

Took the fall before somebody pushed him

By Al Carlos Hernandez - Contributing Editor
Published on LatinoLA: January 8, 2009


Top 10 Ways Richardson Subtly Turned Down the Secretary Nom


10. Told his Tia not to say anything.

9. Texted Obama the coded message "la2ya".

8. Defiantly grew his Fidel-looking beard back.

7. Asked Joe Biden to co-sign on an Escalade.

6. Fully disclosed his Chicano-style credit score.

5. Said, "?íQue contributions, que nada, guey!"

4. Didn't want the confirmation process to get in the way of possibly buying a Senate seat.

3. Wanted people to remember that during his nomination, gas was $1.75 a gallon, making him a Latino National hero.

2. "Guillermo" side didn't want to quit, but the "Richardson" side did.

1. Took a page from Oscar De La Hoya's big fight "strategy".

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