Rich Galen

While the Congressional Black Caucus is publicly complaining about the lack of appointments of Obama's "most loyal constituency," the nomination of a Commerce Secretary may have the unions up in arms.

According to USA Today "The AFL-CIO and other organizations have called for a global boycott of Hyatt properties" yet the President, yesterday, nominated Chicago campaign fundraising bundler Penny Pritzker (White, Woman) to head the Commerce Department.

According to CNN:

"Pritzker, one of the wealthiest women in America, is an heiress to the Hyatt hotel fortune. Forbes Magazine pegged her net worth at $1.85 billion as of March."

Well, that should quiet the Billionaires' Caucus.

Obama also nominated Michael Froman (White, Male) as U.S. Trade Representative replacing the outgoing former Mayor of Dallas Ron Kirk (Black, Male).

In an article in Politico writer Alex Burns looked into the potential for freshman United States Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx) to run for President in 2016.

Son Reed Galen was asked by Burns whether he thought that was feasible. Reed said,

"Can he run? Sure. Why should Barack Obama be the only first-term Senator who gets to be president?"

These kids today, heh?

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at