The Springfield News-Leader's Chad Livengood scoops up an AgWeb blog posting that mentions Rep. Jo Ann Emerson as a possible candidate to become President-elect Barack Obama's Agriculture Secretary.
"Whether by design or because of other complex reasons, President-elect Barack Obama's choice to be Agriculture Secretary will be among the last list of nominees announced. And just who the new USDA Secretary will be is still totally guesswork. Some surprising possibilities have surfaced late in the parlor game of guessing who will lead USDA — including a Republican, Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.)," writes a blogger on AgWeb.com.