Honest Abe for Commerce? Obama Pokes Fun at Trouble

Maybe Abe sat around waiting for a call to be commerce secretary
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2009 9:39 AM CST

(Newser) – President Obama poked a little fun at himself and his own Cabinet-appointee travails last night during a tribute to Abe Lincoln in Illinois, notes the Chicago Tribune. Obama drew a long round of laughter when he described Lincoln's pre-presidential days as a Springfield lawyer, "his feet on a cluttered desk, perhaps wondering if someone was going to call him up to be commerce secretary."