(CNN) - President Barack Obama will nominate Victoria Reggie Kennedy to the board of governors for the U.S. Postal Service, the White House announced on Wednesday.
Kennedy is the widow of former Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who died in 2009 of cancer. They were early supporters of Obama when he first ran for President.
The White House said Obama plans to nominate Kennedy, a lawyer, along with seven others. The post requires Senate confirmation.
The USPS board includes nine governors who select the postmaster general and oversee the agency’s policies.
CNN's Dana Davidsen contributed to this report.
74% are aginst obamaking going around congress-maybe they don't want obamaking "i can do anything i want". GONE WITH THE WIND.
The GOP has been trying to disband and starve the postal service for years to give their business to fed-x and ups and other private companies so they , the GOP witch have invested in these companies can make a killing and you can pay FIVE DOLLARS to mail a letter. That's what we DONT need , the GOP constantly trying to screw the American people. Let's get rid of the GOP in November for GOOD!!!!!!! The GOP conservative teaparty trash considers the post office big goverment, I think I would rather pay 49 cents to mail a letter. And how's your budget cuts working out for you GOP governors in the red GOP states of north and South Carolina and Georgia , I guess there is no climate change haa GOP morons. I think we will see what happens in November and it won't be pretty for the GOP , and then we have the moron Cruz fillerbustering the debt cieling today, more bad news for the GOP , they are to incompetent to govern!!!!!
More political payback........and a total waste of taxpayer dollars.
What are here qualifications?
Obama has a stellar record for his appointments:
– Max Baucus, Ambassador to China who was quoted he did not know much about China
– the Argentina Ambassador who admitted has never been to the country
– Chief investigator for the IRS targeting scandal who contributed millions to the Obama Presidential campaign
– multiple other appointments to campaign contributors.
I hope they combine the postal service with banking ,
And make a profit .
Why do they allow pay day lenders to charge people such high interest , modern day loan sharks .
Why because of a strong corrupt financial lobby .
yeah, i'm sure rich democrat lawyers are going to really help the post office get out of the red. i guess obama plans to appoint the entire kennedy family to government posts.
So we don't need to have qualifications? Some widow of celebrity or some farmer senator, some farmer congress dude's wife or his brother is o.k. What a pathetic picks and what a nonsense. No wonder we need Education to write these, talk openly, and we also need news channels to bring these, put these comments openly. Hats off CNN., to put all comments.
This is a perfect example of the problem. Put people on the board because of political support, and campaign contributions, instead of experience.