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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint President-Elect Obama has chosen Bill Richardson to serve in the position of Commerce Secretary. Richardson earned an undergraduate degree in French and Political Science from Tufts University where he also played baseball as a pitcher. He earned his Masters degree in International Affairs from Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Richardson first ran for Congress in 1978 to represent New Mexico's 1st district but narrowly lost to Manuel Lujan. In 1980 he was elected to represent newly created 3rd district of NM. He spent 14 years in Congress before going on to serve as The Ambassador to the United Nations and US Secretary of Energy in the Clinton administration. Richardson was elected Governor of New Mexico in 2002 becoming the only hispanic Governor in the United States. ...

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint With two wars to fight, President-Elect Obama has elected not to switch horses in midstream and has asked Robert Gates to continue serving as Secretary of Defense. Gates earned a BA in European History from the College of William and Mary, an MA in History from Indiana University, and a Ph.D in Russian/Soviet History from Georgetown University. He has spent most of his career in the defense and intelligence agencies including serving as Director of the CIA, Assistant to the president and Deputy National Security Adviser, Chairman of the National Intelligence Council and Deputy Director of Intelligence. Doodle note: This morning I did this warm up doodle on the back of a piece of scrap paper complete with coffee mug stain. Peaking through the back side is a Clinton doodle and my note to self is coming out his right ear. When drawing with ball po ...

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