According to “prominent democrats,” President Spanier may be in consideration for the cabinet of Barack Obama.
“”Prominent Democrats” have named Penn State President Graham Spanier a potential pick for President-elect Barack Obama’s Secretary of Education, according to an early report by a Washington political journalist.
“When you talk to Democrats in Washington, they mention his name. He has a record of accomplishment that people here seem to respect,” said Marc Ambinder, associate editor of The Atlantic, who wrote a post about Spanier’s potential spot on an Obama shortlist for the position Tuesday on his blog.
Though Ambinder said he doesn’t know “whether he’s being vetted or not or what a vet would entail,” he added Spanier is “absolutely in the mix.”
Spanier, who is a registered Democrat, wrote in an e-mail Wednesday he was out of town, had not seen Ambinder’s blog and does “not plan to comment on this speculation.”
Wouldn’t that be nice? I would love to see someone else in Old Main, who was not struggling to make a profitable corporation, but a real, complete University. I hope Barack picks Spanier, it will be good for Penn State if he was not here any more!
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