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Secy. Ray LaHood Didn’t Watch CBS Report, But Wishes He Had

Lahood_2.24.jpgABC News may have lead the way on Toyota coverage, but CBS News got a shout out during today’s testimony on Capitol Hill.

During Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood‘s testimony, Rep. Dennis Kucinich asked about documents obtained by CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson used in an Evening News report earlier this week.

Kucinich: CBS had an exclusive where they were able to gain some internal documents that showed that Toyota redesigned software in 2005 in response to complaints that cars were accelerating unexpectedly. Are you familiar with those documents?

LaHood: No sir. I am not.

Kucinich: Are you interested in that kind of a report?

LaHood: Yes sir.

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Newsers Don’t “Waste” Their Question to Obama On Blago

Obama_12.19.jpgAt a news conference called to announce the final members of his cabinet, Pres.-elect Barack Obama took only three questions. None was about Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

The first question was about the auto bailout, the second, from a Univision reporter, was about jobs and went to Obama and Labor Secretary-designate Rep. Hilda Solis. The third question went to NBC’s Savannah Guthrie who asked about Obama’s expected stimulus package.

On Tuesday, Obama told a Chicago Tribune reporter, “I don’t want you to waste your question,” after he asked about the embattled Illinois governor. We’ll be hearing from Blago himself in about 10 minutes.

Obama also named the second republican to his cabinet — Rep. Ray Lahood, a seven-term Illinois congressman who did not seek an eighth term. Interestingly, LaHood’s son worked on John McCain‘s campaign as a media advance man.