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06 December 2008

Sanford Bishop Says He'd Be Honored To Serve In The Obama Administration

Yesterday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution began reporting on the rumors that 2nd district Congressman Sanford Bishop (D - Albany) is on President-elect Obama's short list for Secretary of Agriculture.

The Atlanta paper has since caught up with Bishop and he tells them that if he's offered the job, he'd be honored to serve.

The Albany Democrat, in an interview, welcomed what he called "rumors" that he has moved to the short list for President-elect Barack Obama’s cabinet.

"Certainly I would be honored to serve if I were asked," said Bishop, who just won re-election to a ninth term in a district that is heavily dependent on the farm economy.
[Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Ga. congressman says talk of Obama cabinet post is rumor", December 5, 2008]

From my reading of the article, I couldn't find any suggestions from Congressman Bishop that he doesn't want the job. Bishop didn't indicate that the rumors were false nor did he deny being considered.

It should be interesting to see how this rumor progresses, but one thing's for sure. If Bishop is tapped for Secretary of Agriculture, there's likely to be a long line of people angling for his seat in Congress.