Monday, November 19, 2007

Richardson Nominated For 2008 Nobel Peace Prize

It was recently announced that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has been nominated for the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize. He was nominated by Rep Bart Gordon of Tennessee for his work in Darfur and in North Korea. The nominating letter was signed by 12 members of Congress. They are:

Bart Gordon (Tennessee, 6th Congressional District);
Joe Baca (California, 43rd);
Xavier Becerra (California, 31st);
Eliot Engel (New York, 17th);
Bob Filner (California, 51st);
Charles Gonzalez (Texas, 20th);
Grace Napolitano (California, 38th);
Solomon Ortiz (Texas, 27th);
Jim Ramstad (Minnesota, 3rd);
Silvestre Reyes (Texas, 16th);
Ciro Rodriguez (Texas, 23rd); and
John Tanner (Tennessee, 8th).

This is the fifth time Bill Richardson has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Previously, he was nominated in 1995, 1997, 2000 and 2001.

This comes as no surprise to those familiar with his diplomatic work. Much of it has been nothing short of miraculous. Richardson has the ability to talk with and get agreements from leaders and regimes that others cannot communicate with.

That is one reason I think he would make a great president. George Bush has trashed our relations with many other countries and our reputation on the world stage. Bill Richardson is the one man who can re-establish those relationships and rehabilitate America's reputation.

NOTE -- I want to wish Bill Richardson a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY! His birthday was on November 15th, and I apologize for the lateness of my birthday wishes.

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