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Nancy Nord - Not Going Anywhere, Thank You.

Annys Shin

On Tuesday, Acting Consumer Product Safety Commission Chair Nancy Nord told staff in an e-mail and those gathered at an international product safety conference in Brussels where she was speaking that she intends to serve out her term on the commission, which ends in 2012.

The announcement makes official what has been known for some time, which is that despite everything that happened in the past two years--a few trips to the congressional hot seat, repeated calls for her resignation ("Time for Nord to find an exit sign and follow it," the Chicago Tribune opined in September), and the arrival of Change, she's a stayin'.

Nord was appointed by President George W. Bush to be a commissioner in 2005. She became acting chair after the departure of previous chair Hal Stratton in the summer of 2006.

Nord's lone fellow commission member, the long-serving Thomas Moore, a Democratic appointee, also plans to stick around for the duration of his current term, which ends in 2010.

By Annys Shin |  November 19, 2008; 3:28 PM ET Annys Shin
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